The File Extensions Database

.ENQ File Extension

  • Developer by: Thomson Reuters
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ENQ file?

.ENQ is EndNote Search Options File

File created by EndNote, a program used for managing citation information; saves options for performing a citation search; may include author name matches, journal matches, date ranges, or other filtering parameters; helps save complicated search criteria; can be transferred between EndNote users for sharing search options.

You can create an ENQ file by entering search criteria (click the Online Search... button in the application library bar to enable search), clicking the Options button, and choosing "Save Search." You can load search options by double clicking an ENQ file or by choosing "Load Search" instead of "Save Search."

Programs that open EndNote Search Options File
Thomson Reuters EndNote
Thomson Reuters EndNote

How to solve problems with ENQ files

  • Associate the ENQ file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ENQ file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ENQ files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ENQ file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ENQ is EndNote Search Options File. Because only the current version supports the latest ENQ file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Thomson Reuters manufacturer website after an available .ENQ is EndNote Search Options File update.
  • To make sure that your ENQ file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.