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Old 05-18-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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Exclamation Google Drive Incompatable with Calibre!

Hello readers!

Here is my configuration:
  • Master PC with Windows XP and Calibre Portable installed into Google Drive folder.
  • Slave PC with Windows Seven and Calibre Portable synchronised with master PC by Google Drive sync agent.

And here is the problem:

Whenever I add a book into Calibre, it creates a new directory into its library, with usual name pattern: "author/title (id)".
A few seconds latter, the same directory is created on the slave PC (this is the normal behaviour of Google Drive sync), but with the name altered: "author/title". The " (id)" suffix is missing...

Needless to say that Calibre can't find any book in the library (the real path doesn't match anymore the stored path).

There is no problem when I manually create a directory with the same pattern, for test purpose.

Has anyone ever encountered this problem?
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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You don't have both instances of Calibre open at the same time do you? Don't know if that's causing the problem, but it's generally considered important to have it only open on one PC at a time with a setup like you're doing. I don't have a Google Drive setup, but do have mine setup with Dropbox (home & work PC's) and it works great, no problems with one or the other not seeing all the books.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:17 AM   #3
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You don't have both instances of Calibre open at the same time do you?
Good point, but I don't.

I know that Dropbox is a widely proven solution, and I also have a Dropbox free account (and a SugarSync, and a Box, and a SkyDrive, and a Hubic too. Sounds pathologic, huh?... ) but I thought about switching to a paid Google Drive account, for it has a good capacity for money, considering that storage is not only for documents, but also for Picasa and Gmail.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:29 PM   #4
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I have the same problem and not only with Windows 7, one of the computers has OS X Lion and it also drops the (id) part.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:24 PM   #5
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This sounds like a bug in the Google Drive code.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:32 PM   #6
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What is confusing is that it does not happen if I create the directory by hand, with the same naming convention.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:52 AM   #7
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What is confusing is that it does not happen if I create the directory by hand, with the same naming convention.
I have tried and it happens even if I create the folder manually
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:36 AM   #8
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I have tried and it happens even if I create the folder manually
Even more confusing. Maybe it has to do with the path length?
I will do some more tests...

Anyway, thanks for your feedback. I feel less alone...
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:13 AM   #9
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Sorry for my English

I have the same problem
This is caused because "drive" used (xx) to rename duplicate files.
Serious incompatibility problem between Calibre and Drive.

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This issue is being investigated by Google team:
https://productforums.google.com/for...ve/XJzVGC868DQ
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samuelsan is right, the issue comes from the fact that google drive local client uses that numbering system to handle duplicates
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