I am running JabRef 5.2–2020-12-24–6a2a512 on Windows 10 10.0 amd64 using Java 14.0.2.
Since the update from version 5.0, I cannot open linked pdf files anymore. Clicking on the pdf symbol, the ‘documents’ folder opens instead of the pdf file. This happens both with relative and non-relative paths.
I have read that there was an issue with v5.1 - however, I cannot find the setting that these questions mention:
And the problem is not just about relative paths, but any paths.
Does anyone have an idea how to make the file links work again?
I had exactly the same problem:
After updating to 5.2 the linked PDFs did not open anymore (only windows explorer)
Setting Preferences → Linked files → ‘Search and store files relaitve to library file location’ solved that problem