Q. Can I upload PDFs from my computer to my Zotero library?


You can upload PDF files from your computer by right-clicking on the title, selecting the Add Attachment and then Attach Stored Copy of File...  

Next, find the folder where you have stored the file on your coputer and attach it to the bibliographic record in Zotero.

Screenshot showing how to attach a PDF file to a title in Zotero

The file will now appear in a sub-folder below the title. 

Screenshot showing the title of an entry with the attached PDF file

Tip! Make sure you are saving all your files to the same folder on your computer by choosing the file path in the 'Advanced' option in 'Preferences' - for more information see the guidelines from Zotero 

  • Last Updated Aug 14, 2020
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  • Answered By Nazlin Bhimani

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