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Old 11-11-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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Metadata Question

I have many many metadata files in my Calibre folder. Do they all need to be there? Should I delete old ones and keep only the newer ones?
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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If you mean the metadata.opf files there should only be one per book title. 12000 books = 12000 metadata.opf

They are there for restoring the database. Once you turn them on you can't turn them off AFAIK.

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I've heard bad things can happen to your database if you mess 'under the hood' in Calibre. Best not to touch anything in the directory system.
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