I have following situation:
My bib file is in the folder …\Documents\Literature
A pdf to link is for example in …\Documents\Literature\pdf\pdf2017
In the JabRef Preferences -> File -> External file links, I put following Main file directory: …\Documents (one level “above” the bib file, because I have also other pdf files in “Documents” and further subfolders linked to that bib file)
Addtionally I have chosen the option “Autolink only files that match the BibTex key”
I have been using this constellation for years in JabRef and never experienced problems. However, since some months the automatic file link function (F7) doesn’t work any more for me. The search is started and I get the typical little “searching window”:
but the file is never found, even after 30 min or more.
I hoped that this would change with installing JabRef 4.0 but unfortunately it didn’t.
So at the moment I set the file link manually being not very practical.
Do you have any ideas, why have now this problem? Was there a change in the software? How can I solve this problem?
PS: If I change the Main file directory to …\Documents\Literature (so where the bib file is) then it works, but then I can’t access any more the files that are in Documents and its other subfolders…