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dstillman [Troubleshooting Zotero Data issues]
zotero_data [2019/03/05 00:21]
dstillman [Library Contents]
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 The "Show Data Directory"​ button will always reveal the data directory currently in use and is the recommended method for finding your data directory. If you're unable to access the Zotero preferences,​ a search for the file name '​zotero.sqlite'​ can also help you locate the Zotero data directory. The "Show Data Directory"​ button will always reveal the data directory currently in use and is the recommended method for finding your data directory. If you're unable to access the Zotero preferences,​ a search for the file name '​zotero.sqlite'​ can also help you locate the Zotero data directory.
-===== Library ​Contents =====+===== Data Directory ​Contents =====
  
 The most important file in the data directory is the zotero.sqlite file, which contains the majority of your data: item metadata, notes, tags, etc. The directory also contains a '​storage'​ subdirectory,​ containing all of your file attachments,​ such as PDFs, web snapshots, audio files, or any other files you have imported (note that files that are [[attaching_files|linked]] are not copied into this subdirectory). The most important file in the data directory is the zotero.sqlite file, which contains the majority of your data: item metadata, notes, tags, etc. The directory also contains a '​storage'​ subdirectory,​ containing all of your file attachments,​ such as PDFs, web snapshots, audio files, or any other files you have imported (note that files that are [[attaching_files|linked]] are not copied into this subdirectory).
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 If you have recently updated to Zotero 5 and are missing data, see [[kb/​data_missing_after_zotero_5_upgrade|Missing Data After Zotero 5 Upgrade]]. If you have recently updated to Zotero 5 and are missing data, see [[kb/​data_missing_after_zotero_5_upgrade|Missing Data After Zotero 5 Upgrade]].
  
-Unless you have a good reason to use a custom data directory location, we recommend using the default location in your home directory.+Unless you have a good reason to use a custom data directory location, we recommend using the [[#​default_locations|default location]] in your home directory.
  
 When specifying a custom data directory location, keep in mind that Zotero doesn'​t move or copy any data. You still need to copy your data into the specified location. Also, when pointing the data directory location to an existing directory, be sure to specify the parent directory containing zotero.sqlite and '​storage',​ not the '​storage'​ directory itself. When specifying a custom data directory location, keep in mind that Zotero doesn'​t move or copy any data. You still need to copy your data into the specified location. Also, when pointing the data directory location to an existing directory, be sure to specify the parent directory containing zotero.sqlite and '​storage',​ not the '​storage'​ directory itself.
  
 Finally, remember to close Zotero before making any changes to Zotero files. Finally, remember to close Zotero before making any changes to Zotero files.
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