These questions ask how to create a small .bib file with the references used in a paper from a larger one in general and in Windows.

Here, I ask how to export the references from JabRef, if you only have the BibTex keys, not an AUX file.

(In my case, I extracted the keys from a non-compiling LyX file...)

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I followed Harish Kumar's solution, but I needed to make a fake Aux file. To do this, I used a text editor to insert \citation{ } around each of my bibtex keys, e.g.


I pasted all of these into an ".aux" file, and pointed JabRef at that.

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