For information on how to set up and use Zotero's syncing features, see Syncing. This page describes the settings in the Sync pane of the Zotero preferences.

The Sync pane has two tabs: “Settings” and “Reset”


To set up Zotero syncing, you first need to set up data syncing (for item metadata, notes, and the fulltext index) using your username and password. After you link your Zotero account with the Zotero client program, you will see settings for managing data syncing and file syncing.

Data Syncing

See Data Syncing for more information.

File Syncing

See File Syncing for more information.


The options in this tab allow you to reset Zotero's file sync history with These options are not intended for regular troubleshooting and should not be used unless directed to on the Zotero forums. For more information, see Sync Reset.