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Old 02-07-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Calibre Portable question

I'm going to be away from my home computer for 2 weeks, so of course I want to bring my Calibre library with me. I've installed Calibre Portable on a memory stick, and copied my library into the Calibre Library folder, per the instructions on the blog, but when I open Calibre Portable, it doesn't see my books.

Do I have to reload all my books? or is there a file (the metadata.db file?) that I need to copy over? except that my library on my home computer is in a different directory than the directory in Calibre Portable.

There's clearly a step I'm missing - can someone help?

thanks,

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I'm going to be away from my home computer for 2 weeks, so of course I want to bring my Calibre library with me. I've installed Calibre Portable on a memory stick, and copied my library into the Calibre Library folder, per the instructions on the blog, but when I open Calibre Portable, it doesn't see my books.

Do I have to reload all my books? or is there a file (the metadata.db file?) that I need to copy over? except that my library on my home computer is in a different directory than the directory in Calibre Portable.

There's clearly a step I'm missing - can someone help?

thanks,

Becca
Calibre Library has a default LOCATION and FOLDER NAME

You CAN switch to any other name. You WILL have to do this every time.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:35 PM   #3
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yes, I know. I copied my books into the folder Calibre Library, but when I start Calibre Portable, it's not seeing them. That's what I mean by clearly I'm missing a step - how to actually get Calibre to see all my books without having to go through the step of adding them all again. There ought to be a way, shouldn't there?
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I have just copied my entire library into the folder Calibre Library and it worked.. Remember you not only copy the books, you have to copy the metadata.db file.
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Ah, that did it - thank you so much!
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