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Old 04-15-2012, 10:20 PM   #1
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How do I delete book formats?

So i manually went into my calibre library and deleted books just in the formats I didn't want but Calibre itself still lists them how do I get calibre to not list the formats for the same book?
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So i manually went into my calibre library and deleted books just in the formats I didn't want but Calibre itself still lists them how do I get calibre to not list the formats for the same book?
never do things like that via the back door

To delete a single books format.
Open the metadata editor, select the format(s) to delete and use the 'recycle' icon next to it.

for Multiple books, to remove the same format:

Select Titles: Right-click the Recycle icon in the Main tool bar: remove files of a specific format.
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never do things like that via the back door

To delete a single books format.
Open the metadata editor, select the format(s) to delete and use the 'recycle' icon next to it.

for Multiple books, to remove the same format:

Select Titles: Right-click the Recycle icon in the Main tool bar: remove files of a specific format.
I'll try that and let you know but I don't understand whats wrong with deleting them myself
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I'll try that and let you know but I don't understand whats wrong with deleting them myself
If you do that then Calibre will continue to lst them as present because it still has entries in its database. Deleting via Calibre means that the database is kept in sync with the File system.
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@GoldThreader: The advice that is given over and over is to treat ALL the directories and files in the Calibre Library as being out of bounds; don't drop them, move them, change them, add new files outside the control of calibre.

Think of the entire Calibre Library as being a black box to us.
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