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Old 06-30-2010, 06:28 PM   #1
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BOOKS ADDED to KOBO DO NOT SHOW UP ON LIBRARY AND ¤M READING

Hi evveryone, I just received my KOBO today and initially managed to add books successfully via calibre as well as adobe digital editions. The books would turn up both on my library as well as "i'm reading" on the KOBO. However, after I used the Borders Desktop Application to SYNC after creating and login to my new account. I could add the books(i tried both pdf and epub) by cutting and pasting onto KOBO folder (as a USB device) as well as the SD card, however, the added books would not show up on LIBRARY nor the Im reading list. I have tried both a soft reset and hard reset (several times!) to no avail. Adobe digital editions also can detect the kobo when plugged in and copy the books over, however, similarly i am unable to find the book listed in library nor im reading. Calibre is able to get device information and show the kobo, however, when it tries to "Get list of books on device", the error message will pop up with "error comnunicating with device", under details it states:"dababase disk image is malformed". As mentioned, i have tried both soft reset as well as hard reset and neither works. The original 100 books that came preloaded are all still there tho. I have written to KOBO help forum, but if anyone here has any idea how to fix this, please let me know...coz now i cant read anything else than the pre-loaded books on KOBO....sigh.... and i was just beginnning to enjoy it!!
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:08 PM   #2
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SOLVED!

wow, i actually managed to finally solve the problem after HOURS of PAINNNNN, i read up on several threads regarding the similar problem.
This order of things solved the problem for me.

(1) Connect KOBO to PC with USB.
(2) Open KOBO folders and DELETE the file koboreader.sqlite (okie, i cut and copied it onto my PC desktop - i HATE this file).
(3) Eject KOBO. All 100 pre-loaded books would have disappeared from your KOBO upon update.
(4) GO to Settings and Advanced and RESET to factory default.
(5) Afer reset, power up KOBO, connect to PC again, go to Borders(or KOBO) desktop application (yes, i firmly believe that this is the stupid program that caused all my problems) and click SYNC.
(6) Afer SYNC, disconnect KOBO and I saw all the epubs and pdf and ade that were on my sdcard as well as main memory.
(7) Re-connect KOBO to PC and start Calibre and it can once again read the contents and add and delete contents off KOBO.

THings i will do NOW:
DELETE THAT pesky koboreader.sqlite file from my desktop - i can do without the 100 free books, if i cant read my own books, what is the point of having them???
UNINSTALL borders desktop application, if only i didnt use the program at all (curiousity killed several hours of mine !!) i would have been able to zz 3 hours ago !!!!!

THINGS I WILL NOT DO IN FUTURE
KOBO> sorry, until i hear that your firmware UPDATE is FINE and i mean FINE from all the reviews, i am NOT going to touch it at all. Your desktop application was painful as it is.....
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:33 PM   #3
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OK, I see you found a solution while I was double checking mine.

When I connect my Kobo to a Linux computer I don't see a kobo folder, but when I connect it to my Windows XP laptop, I see a .kobo folder along with a couple of other dot-name folders and the Installers folder.

The .kobo folder is a private folder which has the database in it, and a few other files needed by the reader software. I put my epub files outside all the folders and they get found and processed. If you have put your books inside the .kobo folder try dragging them outside so that they show up along side all the folders. Then do a software eject before you unplug the Kobo from the computer. It may take quite some time to do all the processing, but eventually all your books should show up. Please let us know how that works, or if we haven't understood your problem.

Last edited by pholy; 06-30-2010 at 07:36 PM. Reason: He 'fixed' it himself...
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:13 AM   #4
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wow, i actually managed to finally solve the problem after HOURS of PAINNNNN, i read up on several threads regarding the similar problem.
This order of things solved the problem for me.

(1) Connect KOBO to PC with USB.
(2) Open KOBO folders and DELETE the file koboreader.sqlite (okie, i cut and copied it onto my PC desktop - i HATE this file).
(3) Eject KOBO. All 100 pre-loaded books would have disappeared from your KOBO upon update.
(4) GO to Settings and Advanced and RESET to factory default.
(5) Afer reset, power up KOBO, connect to PC again, go to Borders(or KOBO) desktop application (yes, i firmly believe that this is the stupid program that caused all my problems) and click SYNC.
(6) Afer SYNC, disconnect KOBO and I saw all the epubs and pdf and ade that were on my sdcard as well as main memory.
(7) Re-connect KOBO to PC and start Calibre and it can once again read the contents and add and delete contents off KOBO.

THings i will do NOW:
DELETE THAT pesky koboreader.sqlite file from my desktop - i can do without the 100 free books, if i cant read my own books, what is the point of having them???
UNINSTALL borders desktop application, if only i didnt use the program at all (curiousity killed several hours of mine !!) i would have been able to zz 3 hours ago !!!!!

THINGS I WILL NOT DO IN FUTURE
KOBO> sorry, until i hear that your firmware UPDATE is FINE and i mean FINE from all the reviews, i am NOT going to touch it at all. Your desktop application was painful as it is.....
THANKYOU!!! I had same problem as you..followed your instructions and voila!!! Problem solved...I am ONLY using Adobe software now...thanks again....your pain saved me a few hours
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:11 PM   #5
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I removed the sqlite database as soon as I got my Kobo and have only used Calibre to load books. Works like a charm. I have no need for the Kobo desktop application as I have found buying books is usually cheaper elsewhere as well.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:15 PM   #6
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Is it just me, or the PDFs doesn't show on I'm Reading screen at all?

I've properly formatted some old docs I have, converted them to pdf using Adobe Acrobat (this way seems easier to preserve page typography and the desired fonts), I can read them ok but they do not go into I'm Reading section, making a bit difficult to find and open them again straight from the library.

On the other hand the epubs I open ARE listed into I'm Reading. Had anyone else notice this particular behaviour?
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:30 PM   #7
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Is it just me, or the PDFs doesn't show on I'm Reading screen at all?

I've properly formatted some old docs I have, converted them to pdf using Adobe Acrobat (this way seems easier to preserve page typography and the desired fonts), I can read them ok but they do not go into I'm Reading section, making a bit difficult to find and open them again straight from the library.

On the other hand the epubs I open ARE listed into I'm Reading. Had anyone else notice this particular behaviour?
At the top of the I'M READING screen just under the underline of I'M READING you will see "BOOKS - DOCUMENTS", and one of them will be bolded. D pad up from the top entry on I'M Reading and the bolded item, in your case BOOKS will now have a line above and below it. D pad right and the lines will move above and below DOCUMENTS. D pad Select and you should now see the I'M READING PDFs.
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:01 AM   #8
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Thank you for the tip, KjellM.

Unfortunatelly it doesn't work for me: when I chose I'M READING - BOOKS I'm taken to the "Books" screen where I see the whole library of epubs, whether selecting I'M READING - DOCUMENTS takes me to the "Documents" screen containing the entire library of pdfs.

I followed cancan's procedure too, only to obtain the same result. Strange things happen here ...
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:26 AM   #9
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Deleting the sqlite file is the first line in the instruction leaflet that strangely doesn't exist. All of these books (or rather, the selection of them that interests you) can be downloaded from Project Gutenberg free and transferred/maintained by Calibre.
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