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Mendeley (English): Options

Mendeley is software to save, manage and share references

Watched Folders

Mendeley can automatically import PDFs into your library as references.

  • Create a folder called ‘PDFs’ in your C: or D: drive
  • Save the desired PDFs to this folder
  • Go to Tools > Options and select ‘Watched Folders’. The following screen will appear:
  • Select the ‘PDFs’ folder
  • Click Apply > OK
  • Any PDFs saved in this folder will automatically appear as references in your library.

File Organizer

To rename PDFs with an automatically generated, recognisable name:

  • Go to Tools > Options > File Organizer
  • Select ‘Organize my files’
  • Copy files to: each folder that you select
  • Select ‘Rename document files’
  • Drag the unused fields to File name or vice versa
  • Click Apply > OK.