Originally Posted by rashkae
Thiis is no longer as useful as it used to be. If you have to do a factory reset, the Kobo with .14 firmware now completely refuses to work as an epub reader until you go through the desktop applicatoin set-up. (otherwise, it refuses to load any new books you sideload, and instead pops up a message that you have to dowloand/install/run setup on your pc before you can add books).
Yes I'm having the same problem.
It might be possible that the state of whether the setup has been done or not is saved in the .kobo folder. So once you have set it up just make a copy of all its flash content, including the .kobo folder.
After a factory reset, all you will have to do is just restore all the content (delete the 2 pre-existing folders beginning with '.' first).
I have't tried it yet, but I will as soon as I get my hands on a Windows machine.