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Update 1.8.6: Windows/Linux Users Probably Need to Rename their Config folder


just a quick message: I have been informed that on Windows and Linux, apparently the Zettlr 1.8.6 update changes its policy to require capital letter configuration folders. I have always intended for this to happen, but never managed to get it to work, so some change I did in the past month apparently finally did the trick. However, since macOS is a case-insensitive file system (both Zettlr and zettlr are the same for macOS), I did not notice this inconvenience and hence did not alert you to this prior.

But the mitigation is very easy: Simply rename your data folder from "zettlr" to "Zettlr" if you are affected.

You can find the path where this folder is located in our installation guide: https://docs.zettlr.com/en/install/

Sorry again!


  • Thanks for the tip !
    With this release I also lost the icon program that appears in the task bar (i now just have a black background), I don't know where I could find it (Linux Mint).

    And thanks a lot for Zettlr, I enjoy using it and discovering the zettelkasten method :smiley:

  • It's ok, I copied the icon from /usr/share/icons/hicolor/0x0/apps to paste it in /usr/share/pixmaps !

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