|08-13-2011, 12:09 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Device: iPad Air 2; Kindle Paperwhite
Library creation on empty drive fails
Calibre version 8.14
Mac OS X Snow Leopard
I have a nice, newly formatted, dedicated external drive that I want to move my Calibre files to, but when I ask Calibre to move the library to the new location in the root of the drive it fails with a "Location is not empty" message. I'm guessing that it's detecting the hidden system files there and that's what's causing the error.
I can get around it by manually copying the files across and then pointing Calibre to the 'new' library, but is there a better way to approach this?
In either case, having the app tell a user that an ostensibly empty directory (drive) can't be used because it isn't empty is bound to cause some confusion and frustration. At the very least, a better error message would be useful.
|08-13-2011, 01:27 AM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Kindle 3 3G+Wifi
I think the message during creation is intended to help users think about where they place new library. Several users have placed libraries in "My Documents", later deleted the library, and poof My Documents were gone.
Not an expert, but have you tried to create a directory in /newlib and use that ?
|08-13-2011, 01:32 AM||#3|
US Navy, Retired
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Device: Nexus 7
Last edited by DoctorOhh; 08-13-2011 at 02:09 AM.
|08-13-2011, 01:53 AM||#4|
creator of calibre
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Moving libraries to the root of the drive is a bad idea, for various reasons, and not one I want to encourage. Also there is no generic way to know what files a particular operating system treats as hidden in its file explorer.
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