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 ==Option A: Copy the data directory == ==Option A: Copy the data directory ==
  
-The most reliable way to move your entire library to another ​machine ​is to copy the [[:​zotero_data|Zotero data folder]] from your first machine ​to your new machine.+The most reliable way to move your entire library to another ​computer ​is to copy the [[:​zotero_data|Zotero data folder]] from your first computer ​to your new computer.
  
 To locate your Zotero data, open the Zotero [[:​preferences|preferences]] menu and click “Show data directory” in the Advanced tab.  To locate your Zotero data, open the Zotero [[:​preferences|preferences]] menu and click “Show data directory” in the Advanced tab. 
 See [[:​zotero_data#​default_locations|here]] for the default locations of the data folder. See [[:​zotero_data#​default_locations|here]] for the default locations of the data folder.
  
-Be sure to close Zotero on both machines before copying the Zotero files.+Be sure to close Zotero on both machines before copying the Zotero files. If you've already opened Zotero on the new computer, there will already be a Zotero data directory with an empty database, and you should delete the whole data directory before copying the new directory to the same location.
  
 In addition to the above method, you can also [[kb:​using_multiple_computers|use a USB drive to sync your data between computers]]. In addition to the above method, you can also [[kb:​using_multiple_computers|use a USB drive to sync your data between computers]].
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