ZotFile is a Zotero plugin that comes with these useful features (among others):
To install ZotFile:
As a UConn user, you have access to OneDrive, a Microsoft Office 365 app that gives you 5TB (that's a lot) of cloud storage. To use OneDrive to store all your Zotero library digital files at no cost to you, you'll need to start by setting up OneDrive on your computer.
Follow the instructions at the link below:
Once you've set up OneDrive, you need to set up a folder for your Zotero files:
Check that your new folder is regularly syncing:
The next steps to having your files stored in OneDrive are in the ZotFile and Zotero settings.
Set a new location for stored digital files
ZotFile can store your digital files in a location of your choice. This means that if you already use a cloud storage solution, you won't need to worry about using up your free space on Zotero's servers.
To change your file storage location:
Stop syncing to Zotero Cloud
Now that you're storing your files elsewhere, you'll want to make sure your digital files stop syncing to the Zotero cloud storage.
To changing your syncing options:
Rename and move existing files
This step is necessary if you already have digital files in your Zotero library and want them to be renamed and moved to the same location as any future files.
To rename and move existing files:
This should both rename those files and move them to your new preferred location.
ZotFile can automatically rename digital files, like article PDFs, based on their citation data.
To set this up for new files:
To export your annotations, including sticky notes and highlights, to a Zotero note:
The annotations should appear in a note attached to the parent item.
Your experience may vary, but Adobe Acrobat Reader can be inconsistent in highlighting, which means extracted annotations may not be exact. Try Foxit PDF Reader, another free PDF reading tool, if you experience this issue.
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