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This video describes why and how to transfer the Zotero database and Pdf articles from the Zotero folder inside your favorite Cloud folder (here, Google Drive, for the example).

Prerequisite:

None

Summary of the steps:

  • Open Zotero
  • Go to Preferences/Advanced/Files and Folders (The Preferences button is located in the Tools menu in Windows).
  • In the Data Directory Location, choose Custom and select a folder (you must name it Zotero) inside your Cloud folder (either Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive).
  • Click "Ok"
  • That's all, folks!

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