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Old 12-02-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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Moving library to new Mac

I have a new Mac and want to export my library from the old Mac to the new one. What is the best way to do this?
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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I have a new Mac and want to export my library from the old Mac to the new one. What is the best way to do this?
The same way you would for Linux
The same way you would for Windows

Copy the entire Library folder to the NEW system (if the NEW system Library folder is empty, Just replace it with the copy (The folder name needs to be the same) You could copy the Contents instead and replace the Contents of the New


You might want to copy Save settings:
Use calibre Preferences: Miscellaneous: Press the Open Configuration Button. Leave the folder OPEN (BOTH PLACES)

Close Calibre (both places)

Now copy the entire contents to the NEW calibre Configuration folder
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:39 PM   #3
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Thxx for this clear instruction. Very helpful!
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:43 PM   #4
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What I did was copy the whole library folder and put it on the new hardrive where I wanted it (I use dropbox, so I just waited for my dropbox folder to sync, which took leaving it overnight). Then I downloaded Calibre. When I started it, there was an option to create a new library using a folder you have already (as opposed to having Calibre create one). I chose that and within a minute or two, all my books were there as I had left them. Very easy!
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Or if you use the Mac's inbuilt Migration Assistant, it should just all happen for you (along with all of your other apps, documents, and settings).
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