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Old 01-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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Problems Editing Metadata

Hello, I have been having problems with Calibre and my Nook HD+. I am trying to edit the metadata of a book, but when I do so it does not load on my device.
Here are the steps I am taking:

Import a clean, DRM free EPUB into Calibre.
Right click the book, change title from "A Game of Thrones" to "Song of Ice and Fire #1: A Game of Thrones."
Change cover to a better cover while I am editing metadata.
After I am done and save the metadata, I right click, send to main memory of my device.
Open EPUB on device, get an error message: "Error Dialog - Sorry, cannot open this book."

I know this issue is with Calibre editing the metadata, because the book works if I do this:

Import the same clean, DRM free EPUB into Calibre.
Right click the book, change the cover to a better cover.
After I do that, I right click and send to main memory of my device.

The book works if I do that and has the better cover that I want and it works fine on my device. However the minute I try and change the title and send to my device the book stops working. Can anyone help me with this?
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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Did you try it without using the # symbol? I know some systems don't allow certain characters in file names, and possibly the Nook has the same limitation. I would think the colon would be ok, but maybe try using a comma there instead too to be certain.
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Did you try it without using the # symbol? I know some systems don't allow certain characters in file names, and possibly the Nook has the same limitation. I would think the colon would be ok, but maybe try using a comma there instead too to be certain.
Wow that simple answer made my books work again, thank you so much! Is there any way that I can set up Calibre to allow the # symbol in the metadata of the ebook, but when I sync it to my device it erases that symbol from the actual file name? Because if I remove the symbol from the file name of the epub, the book loads just fine even with that symbol in the metadata of the title.
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Avoid certain symbols in file names.
Titles (internal) don't affect filesystems
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Avoid certain symbols in file names.
Titles (internal) don't affect filesystems
Well now that I know what is screwing my ebooks up, the easiest thing would be to remove the # symbol from the metadata of all my ebooks. However, I have about 440 ebooks in my calibre library. Would you or anyone else know how I could go about setting up Calibre to do a massive search in the metadata of all my ebooks for the # symbol and remove it?

Edit* Nevermind I got it by bulk editing the metadata of all my ebooks!

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