Occasionally, the search begins missing files. For example, I'll search a combination of terms that actually exists in references, but the search will only return 40 of these. I know the references exist because I have another, more powerful but nonintegrated and resource-intensive search program called PowerGREP that tells me so. In the past, I've solved the problem by making a copy of the library, which has caused the program to reindex the pdfs. Unfortunately, it didn't work the last time I tried it. Has anyone got a solution?
EndNote X4 fails to update the PDF index.
How to reindex pdf files - EndNote Community
Upon looking in the endnote directory I noticed that the pdf. MYD file is 4Gbytes long. Anyway, regarding the pdf's themselves. I tested it with my own thesis. I imported it years ago and it will show up when I search for some words.
How to recover a damaged EndNote library
For a very long time I have been a proudly EndNote user. It starts saying that is updating the pdf index and then it automatically quits. The only way I can open the file is if I open it first in X3 and with it open, open again the file with X4.
Download EndNote. Do you have a folder of articles, or individual articles saved on your computer that you would like to add to your EndNote library? This technique works best with pdfs from publishers or those with a doi.