Rename with connector not working

When I click 'save to Zotero' in with Zotero Connector in Firefox, downloadable pdfs are automatically attached in Zotero, but are not automatically renamed using parent metadata. If I drag-and-drop a pdf onto an item in Zotero, it is automatically renamed. I have 'automatically rename attachment files using parent metadata' checked. I'm using Zotero 5.0.53 and Firefox 61.0.1 64-bit.

Is there a way to automatically rename attachments when using the Firefox connector? Thanks.
  • Hi, I am still looking for help on this.
  • They actually are renamed -- you can tell by looking in the right-hand panel or using Show File. Zotero has a separate concept of an attachment title, which is what you see in the middle panel and which is typically something like "Full text PDF" for PDF attachments.
  • Thanks, so when I "Rename file from Parent Metadata", it renames both the filename and the attachment title?

    Is it intended behavior to automatically rename one but not the other?

    Is there any way to automatically rename the attachment title as well as the file? Or does that have to be done manually?
  • @dstillman I thought that both the file and attachment title were renamed by Zotero‚Äôs automatic renaming?
  • @realtime99 I do believe it's intended, yes. Keeping the title has some benefits in allowing searches for PDFs from a certain site or of a certain type.

    Using the ZotFile add-on renames both, even if you keep storing the file as a Zotero attachment (as I'd typically recommend you do).
  • I do use ZotFile, but I have it "use Zotero to rename". For others, I just confirmed that if I make ZotFile rename instead, it works for renaming files added using the connector. Thanks.
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