File/Database Structure

I am trying to consolidate all my docs I have all over my computer and cloud drives. Is there a way to make it easy to know what's in my /Zotero folder that isn't one document per folder? I just can't tell what's been loaded into Zotero and what hasn't and am ending up with a ton of duplicates? I'm sure there's got to be something dumb I'm missing cause this is not manageable. Ideas?
  • Not totally sure what you mean, but the standard approach would just be to delete files elsewhere on your computer as soon as you add them to Zotero, since Zotero copies the files into its data folder.

    You can see a flat list of all files stored in Zotero by creating a search or smart folder in your OS file manager for, say, all PDFs within the Zotero data directory.

    Going forward, you would save things to Zotero from your web browser, so the files would never exist elsewhere on your computer.
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