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Not syncing with endnote web

Ever since the latest update, my desktop will not sync.  I have the Endnote app for my iPad, which syncs perfectly with myendnoteweb, but any update I make on the desktop program does not.  Right now, anything I enter on the desktop program does not show up on the web after an attempted sync, and vice versa.

 

I have tried going back to the preferences, and hitting the "enable sync" button.  I entered my information correctly, and the "authorizing" screen comes on then disappears.  When I go to Tools --> sync, the bottom-right of the program says "Authorizing..." then disappears.  I have double-checked my email/password combination.

 

Thanks.

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Re: Not syncing with endnote web

I found that the problem is that my library location in the Options --> Sync --> "Sync this EndNote Library" is in the wrong location.  Is there a way to update this value to the proper one?  

 

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Re: Not syncing with endnote web

when I wanted to rename my library, the only instructions that worked were to completely resync as described here: 

http://community.thomsonreuters.com/t5/EndNote-General/A-way-to-recreate-my-EndNote-Web-library/m-p/...

 

You might want to first call tech support to see if this is still true.  

(long time Endnote user)
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Re: Not syncing with endnote web

Leanne - thanks for the reply.  I just now figured out how to fix it, but it takes a little bit of computer know-how.  For those who have this problem (where they have moved their reference library but their sync option still points to the old version):

 

  1. Close EndNote so it's not running in the background.
  2. Use your registry editor (windows start menu --> run --> "regedit")
  3. Use ctrl-F to search for "SyncLibraryPath" (no spaces)
  4. This should have a registry entry for the sync path that you had previously defined.
  5. Double-click the entry to edit it, and enter the correct path.  For example, "C:\Users\dcushman\Documents\References.enl"
  6. Close regedit.

 

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Re: Not syncing with endnote web

The regedit solution worked well on my Windows computer.  Thanks for that suggestion!!  Unfortunately I moved my library on my Mac, so I now have a similar problem.  Does anyone know how to edit the path in "Sync this EndNote Library" on a Mac?  Thank you in advance!

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Registered: ‎10-25-2011
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Re: Not syncing with endnote web

Hi there,

I also followed the suggested steps and sync started to work well, but suddenly I realised that the system was not only syncronizing but also litteraly throwing away part of my collection at the same time! :-O My original library in the desktop had 199 references and 190k and what I got after sync was a library with 46 references and 43k... thank god I was prudent and made a compressed library beforehand, otherwise part of my work had been completely lost!...

Any ideas on why has this happened?

I'm using Endnote X7 (Endnote X7.4, Bld 8818) with Windows 7...

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Re: Not syncing with endnote web

THANK YOU!!! This worked for me. My computer has 3 hard drives and I don't use the C drive for data. I could see where it was trying to Sync in Perferences but it wouldn't let me change the path. I followed your steps and it worked great. My only challenge was findig that black screen in Windows 10. I learned to type in CMD in the "ask me anything" box at the bottom left then choose "Command Prompt" from what was displayed. Then I typed in the RegedIt and went from there.

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Re: Not syncing with endnote web

I can't synch as well. I'm unable to enter anything in "synch this EndNote Library". There was no "SyncLibraryPath" in my registry when I searche.

 

I started trying in EndNote X7 and upgraded to EndNote X8 and no difference.

 

Paul

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Re: Not syncing with endnote web

I had syncing problems too on my Mac with X8, but i found this solution:

 

- go to preferences - sync

- clear the email and password fields

- save

- click on the sync button

- enter your email and password in the pop up

 

This worked for me.