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Old 01-14-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a new computer with Windows 8 and I can't find where Amazon downloads purchased books. There is no "My Kindle Content" folder and searching for a book by name and by Amazon ID# finds nothing.

Anyone know where the books are stored?

I posted this originally in the Kindle forum but had no responses in two days so am trying here.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:38 PM   #2
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:57 PM   #3
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In Kindle For PC, just look in Tools/Options/Content, it will tell you where the files are stored.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
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In Kindle For PC, just look in Tools/Options/Content, it will tell you where the files are stored.
There are no menus in Kindle for PC for Windows 8.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:03 PM   #5
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This doesn't find any new files, just the old ones in caliber.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:25 AM   #6
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I'm having the same problem. There are books I want on my Nook but B&N doesn't have for sale, however Amazon does. I thought Calibre would be the right solution to convert the files and put them on my Nook, but Windows 8 is not like other operating systems and the Kindle app doesn't download normally.

It's frustrating, to say the least.
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If you cant find the files on your computer, go to your manage my kindle page on amazon and download the files from there.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:16 AM   #8
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There are no menus in Kindle for PC for Windows 8.
Install the standard "Kindle for PC" program, rather than the "Metro" Kindle App.
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If you cant find the files on your computer, go to your manage my kindle page on amazon and download the files from there.
The problem is after you download the files to Reader for PC there is no clue as to where the files are located and searching doesn't find them.

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Install the standard "Kindle for PC" program, rather than the "Metro" Kindle App.
Yes, this is the only solution I've found. I installed Reader for PC for Windows 7 on my Windows 8 PC and it works fine, just like it did on Vista.
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The problem is after you download the files to Reader for PC there is no clue as to where the files are located and searching doesn't find them.
Download them using your browser not Reader for PC.
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Download them using your browser not Reader for PC.
I don't have an an eink Kindle, only a Kindle Fire which the tools don't handle.
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You can download them for you eink kindle using your browser, and the tools will work on the downloaded file.
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That certainly works, but I think personally that downloading with the standard K4PC is much easier!
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That certainly works, but I think personally that downloading with the standard K4PC is much easier!
Depends on whether you buy a lot from amazon or only once in a while, in which case the overhead of K4PC is probably not worth it.
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But only if you have an eInk Kindle....
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