Prevent Zotero from downloading attachments via sync in one computer


I want zotero to sync all my library with my laptop, but to not download the attachments (PDFs)

I have linked my account with sync and deselected both:
+Sync attachment files in My Library using


+ Sync attachment files in group libraries using Zotero storage.

But it stil downloads the attachments.

is it possible to prevent that?

  • Are you sure it's actually downloading the files? Zotero always shows attachment items, even if the files aren't available locally.
  • My bad, indeed they are not actually in the computer, but they're showing up in zotero. Thanks!
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