There are two options on migrating RefWorks information to EndNote. These instructions with cover how to both migrate all items at once (without retaining folders), or one folder at a time and putting them into EndNotes Groups
These instructions are borrowed from the City University of Hong Kong's guide.
Have your EndNote Library open.
1. Open your ProQuest RefWorks Library.
2. Click the All Documents tab (left of page) to display all your references and check the box, Select all.
3. Click on the Share icon on the menu bar and select Export references.
4. Select RIS format and click Export.
5. To transfer references to EndNote:
a. Click on the down arrow on the menu bar to open the Downloads box.
b. Double click on the file name: export.ris to add the references to the Endnote.
By default, the references will go into the Imported References folder in EndNote. They will transfer into the All References folder when new records are imported.
You need to transfer the folders one at a time.
1. In RefWorks, click on the title of the folder you want to export (left column) and click Select all.
2. Repeat steps 3 to 5 above.
The references will go into the Imported References folder in EndNote.
3. In EndNote, create a group. You may wish to give it the same name as the folder in RefWorks.
4. Click on the Imported References folder to display the list of the newly imported references from RefWorks.
5. Select all the references and drag and drop them into the newly created group.
Note: You cannot automatically transfer file attachments (e.g. PDF files) from RefWorks into EndNote. You have to do it manually.
Tip: A fast way to add PDF documents to your references is to use the PDF Auto-Import Folder. For more information, refer to the Managing PDFs page.
If you have inserted citations into a Word document using RefWorks, you will not be able to insert citations in the same document using EndNote. It is advisable to continue using RefWorks or create a new document using EndNote.