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dstillman
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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 ​serverIf, for whatever reason, you cannot use Zotero's built in sync features consider the options below.+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 ​serversAttachment files can be synced using the Zotero ​servers or using a third-party [[/support/sync#​webdav|WebDAV servers]].
  
-If you are unable to use Zotero syncing, ​you can also store only 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.
  
-Another option is to run a copy of Zotero directly from a portable drive. See [[kb/​portable_zotero|here]] for more information.+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. 
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 +Another option is to [[kb/​portable_zotero|run a copy of Zotero directly from a portable drive]].
  
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