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 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. 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 [[:​preferences|Zotero preferences]] and click “Show ​data directory” in the Advanced tab+To locate your Zotero data, open the [[:​preferences|Zotero preferences]], go to Advanced → Files and Folders, ​and click “Show ​Data Directory”.
 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. 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. 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.
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-In addition to the above method, you can also [[kb:​using_multiple_computers|use a USB drive to sync your data between computers]]. 
  
 ==Option B: Enable Zotero Sync== ==Option B: Enable Zotero Sync==
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