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kb:using_multiple_computers [2018/04/04 00:09]
dstillman
kb:using_multiple_computers [2018/05/03 10:37]
bwiernik
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 ===How can I access my library from multiple computers? ​ Can I store my Zotero library and associated files on an external drive?=== ===How can I access my library from multiple computers? ​ Can I store my Zotero library and associated files on an external drive?===
  
-The best way to access your Zotero library from multiple computers is to [[/​support/​sync|sync]] your libraries ​automatically ​via the Zotero servers.+The best way to access your Zotero library from multiple computers is to use [[/​support/​sync|Zotero Sync]]. Zotero Sync will automatically ​sync your library data using the Zotero servers. Attachment files can be synced using the Zotero servers or using a third-party [[/​support/​sync#​webdav|WebDAV servers]].
  
-If, for whatever reason, you cannot use Zotero'​s built-in sync features, you can also store your [[:​zotero_data|Zotero data directory]] on an external drive and use this to move your Zotero data between computers. You can set your Zotero installation on each computer to point to the external drive in the [[preferences/​advanced|Advanced]] pane of Zotero preferences.+You absolutely must not store your Zotero database in a cloud-syncing folder (e.g., Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive), on a network drive, or in a folder synced using rsync or similar services. This will lead to data corruption. You can [[/​support/​sync#​alternative_syncing_solutions|configure Zotero to sync your attachment files using these services]] while using Zotero Sync to sync your library data. 
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 +If, for whatever reason, you cannot use Zotero'​s built-in sync features, you can also store your [[:​zotero_data|Zotero data directory]] on an external ​hard drive and use this to move your Zotero data between computers. You can set your Zotero installation on each computer to point to the external drive in the [[preferences/​advanced|Advanced]] pane of Zotero preferences.
  
 Another option is to [[kb/​portable_zotero|run a copy of Zotero directly from a portable drive]]. Another option is to [[kb/​portable_zotero|run a copy of Zotero directly from a portable drive]].
kb/using_multiple_computers.txt · Last modified: 2020/04/03 18:50 by dstillman