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Old 03-21-2010, 08:09 PM   #1
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Help With Kindle for Mac application?

I'm not sure if this is the right section.. I'm sorry if I managed to fudge this up a bit.
I downloaded the Kindle for Mac program off of amazon the other day. I downloaded one of the free ebooks but I can't figure out where it is saved on my mac?
Do the files actually get saved on the hard drive or is it only digitally stored on my amazon account?
Does anyone know if there is (or will be) a way to save/backup/ the files onto my hard drive? Thanks!
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:11 PM   #2
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Yes, the book will be saved on your Mac. I'm guessing it is probably in your documents folder somewhere. Or perhaps ~/Library/Application Support/Kindle

Does it matter where it is stored? You just open it from this list in the Kindle software to read it.

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They're in your Documents folder, inside a folder called "My Kindle Content".

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I downloaded the Kindle for Mac program off of amazon the other day. I downloaded one of the free ebooks but I can't figure out where it is saved on my mac?
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Time Machine will back that folder up for you automatically unless you have told it NOT to backup certain parts of your home directory.

If you don't use time machine, I'd suggest you start, it's handy!
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:25 PM   #5
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Whew. Thanks everyone!
Yep I use time machine.
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Hello!

Just downloaded Kindle for Mac application. I also bought 2 books and dowloaded them to my computer.

Where are they ?????

did a full search on my Mac, cannot find any .azw files...

Contrary to other post, it did not create a "My Kindle content" in the Document folder ???

It is really puzzling. I know they are there somewhere, because I can read the books even if I am not connected to the net...

Thanks for your help

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Old 01-16-2011, 01:10 PM   #7
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Just downloaded Kindle for Mac application. I also bought 2 books and dowloaded them to my computer.

Where are they ?????

did a full search on my Mac, cannot find any .azw files...

Contrary to other post, it did not create a "My Kindle content" in the Document folder ???

It is really puzzling. I know they are there somewhere, because I can read the books even if I am not connected to the net...
Which version of Kindle for Mac?

In your search, did you turn on the "System Files" option?

(My Kindle ebooks are in "My Kindle Content" in ~/Documents/
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Time Machine will back that folder up for you automatically unless you have told it NOT to backup certain parts of your home directory.

If you don't use time machine, I'd suggest you start, it's handy!
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Which version of Kindle for Mac?

In your search, did you turn on the "System Files" option?

(My Kindle ebooks are in "My Kindle Content" in ~/Documents/
Thanks a lot! That did the trick!!!

I did not know about that "System files" option in Search... Learn something every day!!!

Kindle for Mac version is 1.2.3

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Old 01-16-2011, 02:09 PM   #10
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Thanks a lot! That did the trick!!!

I did not know about that "System files" option in Search... Learn something every day!!!

Kindle for Mac version is 1.2.3
Now that's interesting. Umm... Where did your ebooks turn out to be, when you found them?
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Now that's interesting. Umm... Where did your ebooks turn out to be, when you found them?
They were in : library\application support\kindle\my kindle content

So I guess they changed the location... I must have the latest version. I just downloaded it yesterday from the Mac application store

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kindle for mac is only available for the intel version macs, correct?
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kindle for mac is only available for the intel version macs, correct?
Yes. Kindle for Mac is not compatible with PowerPC's. You also need OS X 10.5 or higher.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:35 AM   #14
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I just downloaded it yesterday from the Mac application store
1.2.2 that I'm running is dated Jan 6th 2011. Got it from Amazon, not the app store.

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Yes. Kindle for Mac is not compatible with PowerPC's. You also need OS X 10.5 or higher.
thanks. i've got the OS 10.5 covered but not the intel part.
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