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Old 01-15-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Calibre MOBI format not seen in PC Kindle Library

I've been using Calibre for a long time, mostly to download and convert news feeds into MOBI format for reading on the Kindle for PC software.

All was good until at some point after version 0.8.20, the MOBI files created by Calibre no longer show up in the Kindle library (I'm using the latest PC Kindle version 1.8.2.36179).

Something changed in the MOBI output, but I haven't been able to figure out what. Accordingly, I'm stuck at 0.8.20.

Any ideas?

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Old 01-15-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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How are you transfering the files to K4PC?
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I save the MOBI files into a single directory, open Kindle, and then set the new Kindle content folder to be the newly created directory.

Kindle previously (Calibre version 0.8.20 and before) would then automatically detect the MOBI files and display them in the Kindle library.

No longer works this way with newer versions of Calibre.
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Actually this sounds like a change in behavior of the Kindle app - not Calibre.
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I save the MOBI files into a single directory, open Kindle, and then set the new Kindle content folder to be the newly created directory.
This worked for me using the latest Calibre (0.8.35) and K4PC (1.8.3 (36179)).

When you do this, are the MOBI files all the the specified folder (not in sub-folders) and do the existing ebooks from the original K4PC folder get copied to the new K4PC folder you specify? That is what worked for me. I only had 6 books on the device originally and I copied another 6.
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Don't see how it could be a Kindle app issue. I'm using the same Kindle version with both Calibre 0.8.20 MOBI files and with Calibre later-version MOBI files.

With 0.8.20 (and all previous versions) files, Kindle automatically includes the MOBI files in its library. With later-version Calibre MOBI files, Kindle ignores them.

Must be that something in the Calibre MOBI file structure that's changed.
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