Problem while creating a symbolic link

I am trying to install Zotero on my Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, using the instructions from the official website (, everything was fine but when I tried to create a launcher, I encountered the following problem: "ln: failed to create symbolic link '/home/hakim/.local/share/applications/zotero.desktop': File exists"
Any help, please?
Thank you in advance.

  • That just suggests you previously added a symlink there. Delete the existing symlink and recreate it, or use ln -sf. This is just general Linux troubleshooting, unrelated to Zotero, so you'll need to debug this yourself.
  • Thank you very much, the problem is solved by using what you have suggested (ln -sf).
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