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Old 12-12-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Saving files to disc

The default function is to save each book to a separate folder with the in that folder. When I convert 50-60 books at once I have that many folders with one book in each one. I want to be able to save ALL the books to a single folder. Does anyone know the formula for that?? It is driving me crazy.

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Make an appointment at the funny farm (or learn to use the commandline interface).

Calibre (GUI) keeps books its way Read: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=119175
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The default function is to save each book to a separate folder with the in that folder. When I convert 50-60 books at once I have that many folders with one book in each one. I want to be able to save ALL the books to a single folder. Does anyone know the formula for that?? It is driving me crazy.
Your title says Save to disc, but your post talks about converting. See attached for options included via the arrow dropdown menu if you are actually using the Save to disk feature.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:45 AM   #4
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save to disk

I do know how to save to disk - either multiple folders or a single folder using the drop down menu - have been doing that for some time.

What I'd like to do is save under folders by author. For ex, Andre Norton - all her books would be under one folder named Norton, Andre, ebooks listed separately (such as ebook1, ebook2 etc), but not multiple folders under her name (such as folder with ebook1 inside, folder with ebook2 inside).

Any way to do this?
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I do know how to save to disk - either multiple folders or a single folder using the drop down menu - have been doing that for some time.

What I'd like to do is save under folders by author. For ex, Andre Norton - all her books would be under one folder named Norton, Andre, ebooks listed separately (such as ebook1, ebook2 etc), but not multiple folders under her name (such as folder with ebook1 inside, folder with ebook2 inside).

Any way to do this?
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I put {authors}/{title} in the advanced search, then saved to disk - still got folders under the authors name. When I use save to disk there doesn't appear anywhere to put {authors}/{title} .

What am I missing?
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I put {authors}/{title} in the advanced search, then saved to disk - still got folders under the authors name. When I use save to disk there doesn't appear anywhere to put {authors}/{title} .

What am I missing?
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Thanks for the input. I have no problem converting books. Have no problem saving them to disc. Just want to be able to save all the books I had just converted to a single folder instead of each book going into its own separate folder. Seems that can't be done. Again, thanks.
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Thanks for the input. I have no problem converting books. Have no problem saving them to disc. Just want to be able to save all the books I had just converted to a single folder instead of each book going into its own separate folder. Seems that can't be done. Again, thanks.
You are correct, using the GUI you can not do a bulk conversion and move those books into a single directly in one step.

I am still confused about your goal in doing this. You can do what you desire in the GUI in two steps. Step 1: Convert the books. Step 2 Save those books to a single directory. Converting using calibre the books end up in the same directory they started in. Using save to disk you can save them all in one directory as I indicated in post 3 above.

As theducks points out if you use the Command Line Interface (CLI) you can avoid the GUI and calibre's folder structure entirely and do it in one step.

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