Can "Linked attachment based directory" be in Dropbox web app?

Hi, new to Zotero here.
Before I start using it, I wanted to know if I can link my Dropbox pdf library to Zotero, but without having the files synced to my local hard disk? I mean, I do not have the Dropbox Desktop app installed in my computer, as the library would use too much of my storage.

I followed instructions in other posts but when choosing the "base directory" there is no option to choose a website. There must be something I"m not understanding correctly here..

Hope someone can explain it better to me!
  • No, that's not possible. You can add links to URIs manually to items -- and that could obviously be the Dropbox URL of an item (and you wouldn't need to specify a relative directory -- as the name suggests, URLs are universal), but generally Zotero is designed to work with local files, so I'm not sure how satisfactory that will be.
  • Thank you!
    So one last question, is there any way to have the files save outside of my computer? I read about syncing but I'm not sure if that means that Zotero will store my files in some web based storage?
  • edited April 27, 2016
    if by "outside your computer" you mean "in the cloud" then the answer is no. You can place linked files on an external harddrive, though.
Sign In or Register to comment.