Originally Posted by esskayel
I recently had to format my computer. I thought if I saved my entire Calibre Library folder, that importing them would save my preferences and ratings as they existed when I saved the folder. I do have all of my books, but all of my ratings and some of the metadata are missing. I did not realize until AFTER formatting that Calibre has an option to backup metadata for all books.
I suspect I'm screwed. At this point, is there a way to retrieve my ratings and preferences? Although it will be a major pain, I don't mind downloading metadata again, but it breaks my heart that I can't see which books I've already read and rated.
I apologize if this has already been addressed. I did do a search, but didn't find an answer to this.
Thanks in advance.
If you have copied your ENTIRE Library folder
to a Backup, you have everything except custom preferences (and plugins).
Just copy the contents of the OLD
to a NEW (empty) FOLDER
. Then Right click, the Library Icon and Switch Libraries
to the new (recently filled
The Backup function, forces the (re-)creation of the Metadata.OPF file within each folder. This is used to reconstruct the Library in event of a DB failure.