A student of mine, Nada Saleh, pointed out to me that my video tutorials on Zotero don’t cover some particularities of extracting annotations with Zotfile on a PC. So she has gone to the trouble to create a step-by-step tutorial of how to make sure you can get your highlights out a PDF when you are working on a Windows machine. The following is written by her. Many thanks, Nada!
How to Do It
When you’re saving a pdf file after adding highlights and comments, you may not be able to find the location of the original file in the Save window. To solve this:
Go back to Zotero, right click the PDF, and then choose “show file.”
Copy the file location from the address bar and then paste it in the Save window that you already have open (make sure to hit enter).
A message should appear to confirm that you want to replace the existing file. Choose “yes.”