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Old 01-08-2011, 03:57 PM   #1
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No plugin for .zip or .rar files?

I had them. I've been opening zip files with no problem since the first version of Calibre I got. All of a sudden I get an error message that there is no plugin for these. I didn't change anything. At least not on purpose. I looked around in preferences a little and found plugins and the one for I found for archived files, that says zip and rar, is enabled.

I don't know where else to look or what else to do.

Mac OSX 10.4.11, Calibre 7.28

I would really appreciate any help.
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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What do you mean by "open" zip or rar files?
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:12 PM   #3
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I should have said convert, sorry.

I add a book from my computer file to the Calibre library. The book in in zip format. Select that book and go to convert. Then I get the following message

A big red box with an x in it on the left. ValueError: No plugin to handle input format: zip

The same thing happens with input format rar
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:42 PM   #4
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conversion of zip and rar was never supported by calibre. What normally happens is when you add a zip file with an ebook inside it like a file in epub/lit/mobi/whatever format calirbe detects that file and extracts it. Then when you convert it is that file being converted.

Similarly, if you convert a zip or rar file directly, calibre again looks for an ebook file inside it and converts that. If no ebook file is found you get the error message you quoted.
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:36 PM   #5
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So it would seem I got a couple bad downloads? I never knew exactly how it worked, just that a zip file would. I'll go back and try to get them again. Thanks.
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I have been downloading books to my Kindle 3 from [link deleted my moderator]. I have to go to Filesonic to unzip them and then save on my hard drive. When I move them to Calibre and convert them to mobi format from rar some convert and some dont...what am I doing wrong. As you can tell I am new to all of this but really love Calibre.Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-17-2011, 07:35 AM   #7
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I have been downloading books to my Kindle from [link deleted my moderator]. I have to go to Filesonic to unzip them and then save on my hard drive. When I move them to Calibre and convert them to mobi format from rar some convert and some don't. I am new to this but really love Calibre.Any help is greatly appreciated.

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