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Registered: ‎08-23-2015
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"This library is currently being used by someone else. Try opening it again later"

Hi there, 

 

I am using Endnote X8 for Mac. Today, I suddenly received the following error message when opening my Endnote library:

 

"This library is currently being used by someone else.  Try opening it again later"

 

However, the library is not opened by some else. What can I do to access the library?

 

Thanks!

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Re: "This library is currently being used by someone else. Try opening it again later"

Greetings barangaroo,

 

Just worked with a user earlier today who was receiving this message when attempting to direct export a reference from Google Scholar via Firefox - restarting his Mac made this error message disappear.

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Registered: ‎05-19-2017
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Re: "This library is currently being used by someone else. Try opening it again later"

Hi there,

 

I'm having the same issue but a restart does not fix it. Are you able to offer any further suggestions 

 

Thanks 

 

Vanessa 

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Registered: ‎01-15-2016
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Re: "This library is currently being used by someone else. Try opening it again later"

I'm having the exact same issue. I upgraded to X8 for Mac yesterday and it's been giving all kinds of error messages. Now I can't even access my library because of this error message.

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Re: "This library is currently being used by someone else. Try opening it again later"

Hi there,

 

I am also having the same issue on my Mac; restarting my computer does not work. Can you please advise what I can do to get around this? At this stage it looks like switching my reference manager to Mendeley or similar is my only hope.

 

Cheers

Lizzy