EndNote: Mac X9.1 Import

Mac: X9.1 Library is in use - Automatic Import

Issue when using automatic import X9.1 Mac

After updating to X9.1 on the Mac, using direct export shows the following error:

Library in use

To work around this issue, cancel the error by click on OK button. The file is saved to your downloads folder.

From your EndNote library, File menu > Import. From the dialogue box, navigate to the downloads folder. Select the latest scholar.enw file:

import enw

If you cannot see the import options in this window, click on the Options button, lower left.

Select the EndNote Import option then Import:


This will import the reference into the library.

For other databases with similar issues, you may need to select the relevant import filter for that site. If unsure, saving to the RIS format and importing with the RefMan RIS filter is a good alternative.