Originally Posted by kovidgoyal
No. If you copy the library folder correctly, all metadata and covers will show up.
The directory is called C:\Books in my C:\ (root)
I copy the entire directory with all the sub directories.
I then put it in the same place on the other machine. C:\Books
Maybe I'm doing something wrong when I open Calibre on the other machine?
I open Calibre (empty library)
I select "Add Books" - All directories, including sub-directories....
It processes all the titles, but it appears to be reading data from the book files (mobi) and not the metadata files (opf).
Some books had all their metadata prior to using Calibre, some I've added with Calibre. The data is there, but not showing up in Calibre as it did on the first machine.
Is running the add books creating a new metadata.db file and overwriting what I did on the other machine? If so, how do I tell Calibre to just read the original metadata.db instead of creating a new one.