Tutorials: Setting up Zotero on Mac (or Windows) for Google Drive syncing

This video describes why and how to transfer the Zotero database and Pdf articles from the Zotero folder inside your favorite Cloud folder (here, Google Drive, for the example).



Summary of the steps:

  • Open Zotero
  • Go to Preferences/Advanced/Files and Folders (The Preferences button is located in the Tools menu in Windows).
  • In the Data Directory Location, choose Custom and select a folder (you must name it Zotero) inside your Cloud folder (either Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive).
  • Click "Ok"
  • That's all, folks!

  • Tutorials: Manual Setup of your library's database and folders

    This tutorial describes how to set up manually the library you want to connect to ZotEZ². With ZotEZ², you have the possibility to force the app to go to one specific folder on your Cloud.

    This means that you can have multiple library on one cloud (let's say Dropbox), and still be able to choose which one will be synchronized with ZotEZ²!

    It also means that you can have your database file (.sqlite) in one place, and your library folder in another place!

    Finally, it implies that you can use attachments rather than direct storage folder linking of the PDFs.

    Tutorials: Setting up ZotEZ² for working with a local library.

    This tutorial explains how to setup a local folder in ZotEZ²! Your feedback will be more than appreciated.