Storing Zotero attachments (e.g. PDFs) on UT’s Box or OneDrive via ZotFile is the simplest option for individual Zotero libraries. ZotFile allows you to:
NOTE: Box and OneDrive storage is managed by UT. If you plan on leaving UT, you should make plans to find an alternative storage space to store your files (e.g. personal Box account, new institution's cloud storage, etc.).
2.) Create a Zotero folder in your Box or OneDrive directory.
3.) Install ZotFile - a Zotero extension that will allow you to move attachments to your Box or OneDrive without corrupting your attachment links in Zotero
4.) In Zotero, select Tools. Then, select Add-ons. Select the gear on the top right corner of the pop up. Select Install Add-on from File. Select ZotFile download (zotfile-5.1.2-fx.xpi). Restart Zotero
5.) Set up ZotFile
6.) If you want to transfer your previously uploaded attachments to Box or OneDrive, go to your Zotero library. Press Ctrl+A or Cmd+A to select all files in the library. Right click. Select Manage Attachments. Select Rename and Move.
Now, whenever you add a new attachment to Zotero, it should automatically transfer it to your OneDrive or Box folder. If it does not transfer to Box or OneDrive, right click the file and select Manage Attachments. Select Rename and Move.
To access attachments via Zotero on other devices, make sure that the device is also synced to your Box or OneDrive.
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