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attaching_files [2019/10/30 15:38]
dstillman [File Copies and Links]
attaching_files [2019/11/23 00:20] (current)
dstillman [Stored Files and Linked Files]
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 Stored files, which are the default, are stored within the [[zotero_data|Zotero data directory]],​ and Zotero will automatically manage them, including deleting them if you delete the attachment item in Zotero. If you use [[sync|file syncing]], Zotero will automatically sync stored files between devices and make them available in your online library on zotero.org. If you add a stored file from a file on your computer, the file is copied to the Zotero data directory, so you may wish to delete the original to avoid confusion. Stored files, which are the default, are stored within the [[zotero_data|Zotero data directory]],​ and Zotero will automatically manage them, including deleting them if you delete the attachment item in Zotero. If you use [[sync|file syncing]], Zotero will automatically sync stored files between devices and make them available in your online library on zotero.org. If you add a stored file from a file on your computer, the file is copied to the Zotero data directory, so you may wish to delete the original to avoid confusion.
  
-With linked files, Zotero only stores a link to the location of the original file on your computer. Linked files are not synced, nor are they deleted if the attachment item is deleted in Zotero.+With linked files, Zotero only stores a link to the location of the original file on your computer. Linked files are not synced, nor are they deleted if the attachment item is deleted in Zotero. The third-party [[http://​zotfile.com/​|ZotFile]] plugin can help with a linked-file workflow.
  
 If you have linked files and you are using Zotero on multiple computers, it is a good idea to set the [[preferences/​advanced#​Linked_Attachment_Base_Directory|linked attachment base directory]] so that linked files can be correctly found on each computer. If you have linked files and you are using Zotero on multiple computers, it is a good idea to set the [[preferences/​advanced#​Linked_Attachment_Base_Directory|linked attachment base directory]] so that linked files can be correctly found on each computer.
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