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dstillman [Locating Your Zotero Data]
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dstillman [Locating Missing Zotero Data]
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 If you're using a different computer from the one where you created the missing data, and your data is also missing in your online library, your data simply hasn't synced from the computer where you created it. See [[kb:​Changes Not Syncing]]. If you're using a different computer from the one where you created the missing data, and your data is also missing in your online library, your data simply hasn't synced from the computer where you created it. See [[kb:​Changes Not Syncing]].
  
-If you're using the same computer where you originally created the missing data, you'll need to locate your Zotero data on this computer. Use the "Show Data Directory"​ button in the [[preferences/​advanced|Advanced]] pane of the Zotero preferences to reveal the current data directory. Take note of the names, sizes, and dates of the zotero.sqlite* files in this folder. An empty Zotero database will be either approximately 1 MB (~1,000 KB) or 5 MB.+If you're using the same computer where you originally created the missing data, you'll need to locate your Zotero data on this computer. Use the "Show Data Directory"​ button in the [[preferences/​advanced|Advanced]] pane of the Zotero preferences to reveal the current data directory. Take note of the names, sizes, and dates of the zotero.sqlite* files in this folder, which are your Zotero database and automatic database backups. An empty Zotero database will be either approximately 1 MB (~1,000 KB) or 5 MB.
  
-If you see only 1 MB or 5 MB zotero.sqlite files, look in the '​storage'​ folder (if one exists) for folders with dates corresponding with your previous usage of Zotero. If you see them, this is likely the Zotero data directory you were using previously, but something happened to the Zotero ​database, so you may need to [[#​restoring_your_zotero_library_from_a_backup1|restore a zotero.sqlite file from a backup]].+If you see only 1 MB or 5 MB zotero.sqlite files, look in the '​storage'​ folder (if one exists) for folders with dates corresponding with your previous usage of Zotero. If you see them, this is likely the Zotero data directory you were using previously, but something happened to the zotero.sqlite ​database, so you may need to [[#​restoring_your_zotero_library_from_a_backup1|restore a zotero.sqlite file from a backup]].
  
 If this isn't the directory you were expecting, or if you don't see a '​storage'​ directory, you'll need to locate your previous data directory and either specify a different data directory from the preferences or, with Zotero closed, rename the current directory (e.g., to "​Zotero-Old"​) and move your desired Zotero directory to the specified location. If you're not sure where your most recent Zotero data is located, look for larger versions of zotero.sqlite or zotero.sqlite.bak stored elsewhere on your computer and look at the dates of the folders within the '​storage'​ folder. ​ If this isn't the directory you were expecting, or if you don't see a '​storage'​ directory, you'll need to locate your previous data directory and either specify a different data directory from the preferences or, with Zotero closed, rename the current directory (e.g., to "​Zotero-Old"​) and move your desired Zotero directory to the specified location. If you're not sure where your most recent Zotero data is located, look for larger versions of zotero.sqlite or zotero.sqlite.bak stored elsewhere on your computer and look at the dates of the folders within the '​storage'​ folder. ​
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   * Whether there'​s a '​storage'​ folder containing subfolders with dates corresponding to your previous usage of Zotero   * Whether there'​s a '​storage'​ folder containing subfolders with dates corresponding to your previous usage of Zotero
   * Whether your current data directory is in the default location ("​Zotero"​ in your home folder)   * Whether your current data directory is in the default location ("​Zotero"​ in your home folder)
-  * When you last used Zotero on this computer+  * When you last used Zotero on this computer, and what happened on your computer since then
   * What you've tried so far   * What you've tried so far
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