Mendeley Migration

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Alreet.Sometimes Mendeley content has to move. There’s no easy way to tell Mendeley that. So.

  1. sudo apt-get install sqlitebrowser
  2. cd ~/.local/share/data/Mendeley\ Ltd./Mendeley\ Desktop/
  3. sqlitebrowser <you@whatever>@www.mendeley.com.sqlite
  4. Go to »Execute sql«-tab
  5. update Files set
    localUrl = replace(localUrl, 'file:///old/path/‘, 'file:///media/new/path/‘);
  6. click »Execute« (or F5 or ctrl+return)
  7. click »Write changes«
  8. Done. Easy, right?

Thanks to 3.14a and jordi’s comment there. For related Mendeley grievances see khufkens, who can tell you how to sync Mendeley to your own server (instead of feeding Elsevier’s questionable pricing model).

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