Answered By: Caltech Research Librarians
Last Updated: Feb 06, 2024     Views: 6913

To find PDFs stored by Zotero:

  1. Open Zotero Standalone
  2. Go to Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Files and Folders
  3. Click on 'Show Data Directory.' Screenshot of Advanced Preferences in Zotero highlighting Show Data Directory.
  4. In the Data directory, in a folder labeled 'storage,' you should find a series of folders with unique labels (e.g. 2TCQAP29).
  5. Each of these folders contains a single PDF:Screenshot of sample Zotero Data Directory with folders of PDFs.


Part or all of this answer is adapted from Zotero wiki content distributed under various Creative Commons licenses. Additional content may have been adapted from the Zotero Research Guide by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.

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