Tutorials: Setting up Mendeley on Mac for Google Drive syncing

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


This tutorial requires a free software called MacDropAny, available at the following address: http://www.zibity.com/macdropany.html

Summary of the steps:

  • Close Mendeley
  • Go to your User's folder and make sure the Library folder is visible. If not, right-click, Show View Options and check Show Library Folder
  • Install MacDropAny
  • Open MacDropAny and Choose the following folder in step 1: /Users/YOUR-USER-NAME/Library/Application Support/Mendeley Desktop/
  • Choose your Cloud software in step 2: either Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive
  • Click Sync (and quit MacDropAny)
  • Open Mendeley
  • In the menu, go to Mendeley Desktop/Preferences/File Organizer
  • Tick the "Organize my files" checkbox
  • Choose the following directory to copy files to: /PATH-TO-CLOUD/Mendeley Desktop/Downloaded/. (If this folder does not exist, create it first).
  • That's all, folks!

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