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EndNote Guide: Installing EndNote at home or on a personal laptop

EndNote Files

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EndNote X9 for MAC OS X

EndNote 20.1 for MAC (supports M1)

EndNote X9 for Windows

EndNote 20 for Windows

You will be asked for your UC login.

To install EndNote 20, double click on the EndNote20.exe file downloaded from the above link; this will create two new files, EN20Inst.msi and License.dat. Double click on EN20Inst.msi to start the install. The license.dat file must be present in the same folder.

Your library format will change – see our Installation Notes.

Additional Files

The Library provides some modified and additional Filters and Styles.

Note that any zipped files need to be 'unzipped' i.e. right-click and choose the extract command. Copy these files to your EndNote file folder location.

If you just need the APA 7th style, note that this is not 'zipped'. Just save it into your styles folder.

C:/Progam Files (x86)/EndNote 20/Styles


Installation on a home computer or laptop

These instructions refer to installation of EndNote 20 on your own PC or laptop – they assume Windows 10.  Mac users should consult the information about using EndNote on a Mac

Our Endnote licence requires you to remove the Endnote software from your PC if you cease to be a student or staff member of UC.

Before you start installation

  • Always back up your EndNote libraries before doing anything major with EndNote.

  • Ensure Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) is closed.

  • If you have an earlier version of EndNote, you don't need to uninstall it, although it is recommended. The new version will override the old one and you will not  lose all your EndNote Library/Libraries saved in the old version.

  • If you have a version earlier than X9.3 then 20 will change your file format, you will end up with a new copy of your library with the name 'converted' in it. The original library remains. 

Using Office

EndNote 20 is compatible with Microsoft Office.  See the EndNote site for up-to-date details on compatibility.

Installation freezing at Direct Import helper Stage

We have recently encountered this a few times with Windows 10. Have a look at the notes here. Before following these instructions, check whether EndNote did partly install. If so, uninstall it.

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