Originally Posted by kovidgoyal
calibre does not change the metadata in the files stored in its database, for two reasons
1) Sometimes changing metadata can result ina corrupted file
2) It would significantly slow down GUI operations
However, whenever you use the Save to disk or Send to device functions, claibre creates a copy of the book in its database with the updated metadata.
Ah, so Save to Disk is my friend. I just tested it; it works.
But I don't understand the choice of "Save to disk" and "Save to disk in a single directory." And what's the purpose of the zip file (with an xhtml file inside) which was saved along with my mobi file?
I wonder if you could have the Windows-standard "Save As" command, which would let the user choose the folder and choose a different filename, if desired. (And perhaps be more familiar feeling to Windows users who scratch their heads at some of the more code-oriented commands.
Does the Save to Disk command save all formats at once?