I have been using Calibre for some while and when I moaned recently to a friend that I find Calibre not recognising any authoris or tiles when I input any books very annoying, she was surprised and when we compared notes, I couldnt believe that Calibre behaved so differently for someone else. So, we compared our preferences and still, even with exactly the same preferences, when I add a book I get a letter then unknown - never ever any title or author, no matter what format. For any information whatsoever I have to input metadata, yet my friend inputs a book and gets the title and author. I have tried everything, even uninstalling and reinstalling and no difference. Mind you I was surprised that Calibre even after uninstalling, & deleting the Calibre file that I had, immediately stored books in my old folder - how did it know this on a new installation?
I would be grateful if anyone could help please so that when I add a book I get a title and author and not just unknown - what am I doing wrong??? Help!