Download all files after deleting local copies

This discussion was created from comments split from: Downloading PDFs to my PC from Zotero..
  • I just ran into this issue and I think I can give a better description. There are a bunch of pdfs that are synced to my web library but the local version of them has been deleted. If I double click on the files, the zotero client is able to pull them from the server but they aren't present locally and if I say, try to tell zotero to show the file or retrieve metadata from pdf I'm given an error that zotero can't locate the file.

    In my use case, I deliberately deleted the local copies to save on disk space but there are a bunch of files that I forgot to process for metadata (i.e. create a parent item from the bare pdf). I'd like to do this in mass rather than double click each and then have to close it in my pdf reader but I don't see any way to accomplish this.
  • (Please start new threads for new issues — the thread you posted to was about a different issue. I've moved this to a new thread.)

    Set Zotero back to downloading files "at sync time" and do Reset File Sync History from the Reset tab.
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