Linux Zotero Update Linked Attachment Base Directory?


I'm using zotero on Linux and I used to use zotfile + linked attachment base directory to sync to my Google Drive folder. I've now moved my Google Drive folder and updated both the zotero & the zotfile preferences to reflect this. However, whenever I try to open a file, it reflects the older Google Drive path and not the new one. Is there a way to update the file locations?

I've even removed .zotero and Zotero from ~/ to try to restart everything, but for some reason it still uses the old paths.

My other computer also now uses the linux's old Google Drive paths for the pdfs, which sounds like I've done something terribly wrong...
  • If it's using an old path, the Linked Attachment Base Directory wasn't set correctly before and the files are still using absolute paths.

    You'd need to temporarily move the files back to the previous location, set the base directory correctly so that the files become relative links, and then move the directory and change the setting to reflect the new location.
  • I ended up fixing it with Zutilo on my machine, but hopefully the problem won't propagate to other computers
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