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Old 05-27-2011, 03:10 AM   #1
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Moving library to new laptop

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My Calibre library is on an external HDD & was working quite well on my old P/C. I've now got a new laptop & when I plug in the external drive to it the Calibre library doesn't appear.

Any ideas?

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Old 05-27-2011, 03:54 AM   #2
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My Calibre library is on an external HDD & was working quite well on my old P/C. I've now got a new laptop & when I plug in the external drive to it the Calibre library doesn't appear.

Any ideas?
Your external drive probably has a different drive letter on the new laptop.
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Your external drive probably has a different drive letter on the new laptop.
But it should still show up as a directory on the HDD, surely?

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Old 05-27-2011, 09:47 AM   #4
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Your user id on new laptop probably doesn't have permission to see the folders.

A user 'blatherskate' on machine 1 is very different from a user 'blatherskate' on machine 2. If the permissions were not 'public' on the old laptop, the user on the new one won't see the files even if the user names are the same.

To fix this, either:
- connect the drive to the old laptop and change the security so that 'everyone' has access.
- connect the drive to the new laptop, become administrator, and set the security so that the new laptop's user has all privileges.
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Your user id on new laptop probably doesn't have permission to see the folders.

A user 'blatherskate' on machine 1 is very different from a user 'blatherskate' on machine 2. If the permissions were not 'public' on the old laptop, the user on the new one won't see the files even if the user names are the same.

To fix this, either:
- connect the drive to the old laptop and change the security so that 'everyone' has access.
- connect the drive to the new laptop, become administrator, and set the security so that the new laptop's user has all privileges.

Thanks for the try but no luck.
Everybody had permission on the old PC & I have Administrator's rights on the new one.
Could the fact that the new laptop is running Windows 7 & the old PC was running XP, have anything to do with it?

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Old 05-27-2011, 10:41 AM   #6
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What does appear on the HDD? I assume that you can see something if you try and access it using Windows Explorer?
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What does appear on the HDD? I assume that you can see something if you try and access it using Windows Explorer?
I can see all other directories. Everything except the Calibre one.

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I can see all other directories. Everything except the Calibre one.
If the folder does not show up in Windows Explorer then there is little chance of Calibre being able to handle it!

I wonder if the directory has had the "hidden2 attribute set? You might want to make sure that you have Windows Explorer set so that it can show hidden folders/files.

If neither of the above work then one has to wonder if the folder has not been deleted.
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I can see all other directories. Everything except the Calibre one.

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There are different kinds of Permission tick boxes
Read only, Hidden.

then there are compressed folders (not a good idea for frequently accessed large files and databases)

You might review this M$ document on file 'ownership'

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
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Thanks guys, I'll try all those ideas.

The file definitely hasn't been deleted as I can see it & access it when I plug the HDD back in to the old PC.

Windows 7 is still a learning curve for me - I have to find out how to adjust file attributes

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Gents

Your blood's worth bottling!

It was the Hidden files thingy that did it! Saved me from killing myself at the thought of entering those 5,000 books again!

Thanks very much
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