Zotero very slow start-up Error D1410745991
10 days ago
My Zotero library is very, very slow to start and index. I have just over 6000 entries so not the biggest library. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to speed it up?
10 days ago
edited 10 days ago
First, while it shouldn't affect the speed, note that your
Zotero data directory
is still stored within the
Zotero profile directory
. That's no longer recommended, particularly on macOS, where it causes various problems, and it should have been automatically moved out of there automatically when you upgraded to Zotero 5. For some reason that seems not to have happened for you. You might see a button to migrate your data directory if you check the Advanced → Files and Folders pane of the Zotero preferences, but if not, or if it doesn't work, you should close Zotero and manually move the directory — the lowercase 'zotero' directory within 'Profiles/[8 characters].default' that opens when you show the data directory — to be named "Zotero" (with a capital 'Z') in your home directory, where Zotero should detect it automatically.
Assuming that doesn't help with the speed (which it shouldn't), how many
do you have, including child items? How big is the zotero.sqlite file in your Zotero data directory? Is this on a Mac with a hard disk drive or an SSD? How much RAM does this computer have?