Creating a “Watch Folder” in EndNote

A “watch folder” isĀ  a feature that will automatically import all PDF files saved in a chosen folder from your hard drive to your library when you open EndNote.

To use this feature follow these steps:

  • Select PDF Handling from EndNote Preferences










  • Select the folder from where you want EndNote to import your PDFs into your library






  • Download or copy your files to this folder for automatic importing. When you run EndNote Desktop, any new PDFs added to this folder will be automatically imported to your personal library

After EndNote runs the import operation, EndNote creates a subfolder called Import within the Auto Import Folder. EndNote also imports a copy of each PDF to this folder.

Note that EndNote does not import from subfolders within the Auto Import Folder.

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