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 If you want to use an external file-sync service to sync just your Zotero attachment files, you have several options: If you want to use an external file-sync service to sync just your Zotero attachment files, you have several options:
  
-  - The easiest method is to use [[attaching_files#​File_Copies_and_Links|linked files]], rather than stored copies of files, and to store your attachment files in the synced folder. The [[plugins#​attachment_file_management|ZotFile plugin]] can make this simple by automatically moving attachment files to a designated folder as you import them. You should also set up Zotero'​s [[:​preferences/​advanced#​linked_attachment_base_directory|Linked Attachment Base Directory]] feature so that Zotero can find your files on each computer, even if the path to the cloud storage folder differs.+  - The easiest method is to use [[attaching_files#​File_Copies_and_Links|linked files]], rather than stored copies of files, and to store your attachment files in the externally ​synced folder. The [[plugins#​attachment_file_management|ZotFile plugin]] can make this simple by automatically moving attachment files to a designated folder as you import them. You should also set up Zotero'​s [[:​preferences/​advanced#​linked_attachment_base_directory|Linked Attachment Base Directory]] feature so that Zotero can find your files on each computer, even if the path to the cloud storage folder differs.
   - You can also use a [[http://​zotpad.uservoice.com/​knowledgebase/​articles/​103395-what-is-a-symbolic-link-and-why-should-i-use-one-w|symbolic link]] to sync only the ''​storage''​ directory from your Zotero data directory using the external sync service. This will sync your attachment files without touching the main Zotero SQLite database.   - You can also use a [[http://​zotpad.uservoice.com/​knowledgebase/​articles/​103395-what-is-a-symbolic-link-and-why-should-i-use-one-w|symbolic link]] to sync only the ''​storage''​ directory from your Zotero data directory using the external sync service. This will sync your attachment files without touching the main Zotero SQLite database.
   - Finally, you can set the entire data directory inside Dropbox (or similar) and then use [[https://​www.dropbox.com/​help/​175/​en|selective sync options]] to disable syncing for the data directory and then enable syncing of the '​storage'​ subdirectory. If you set up this option incorrectly,​ you run great risk of losing data. The forums contain [[/​forum/​discussion/​13359/​|many]] [[/​forum/​discussion/​27900/​synching-to-dropbox/​|threads]] [[/​forum/​discussion/​6128/​dropbox-and-zotero-15-case-conflicts/​|about]] [[/​forum/​discussion/​24593/​backing-up-a-large-database-without-corrupting-it/​|the problems]] that users have faced with Dropbox- or Google Drive–based setups.   - Finally, you can set the entire data directory inside Dropbox (or similar) and then use [[https://​www.dropbox.com/​help/​175/​en|selective sync options]] to disable syncing for the data directory and then enable syncing of the '​storage'​ subdirectory. If you set up this option incorrectly,​ you run great risk of losing data. The forums contain [[/​forum/​discussion/​13359/​|many]] [[/​forum/​discussion/​27900/​synching-to-dropbox/​|threads]] [[/​forum/​discussion/​6128/​dropbox-and-zotero-15-case-conflicts/​|about]] [[/​forum/​discussion/​24593/​backing-up-a-large-database-without-corrupting-it/​|the problems]] that users have faced with Dropbox- or Google Drive–based setups.
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