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Old 02-22-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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Other cloud storage besides Amazon??

Is it possible to upload books to an alternative cloud storage and then when wanted download them to a Kindle ereader? And if it is possible what are some good options?
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:36 PM   #2
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Is it possible to upload books to an alternative cloud storage and then when wanted download them to a Kindle ereader? And if it is possible what are some good options?

Dropbox is what I use. The Kindle can recognized from it's web browser the mobi file and downloads it to your ereader.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:37 PM   #3
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Dropbox is what I use. The Kindle can recognized from it's web browser the mobi file and downloads it to your ereader.
Does it work with KF8?
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Does it work with KF8?
I have no idea. I've never tried to download a AZW3 file. Someone here I am sure can answer that.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:54 PM   #5
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If they have a Mobi extension it does. Never tried with any other extension.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:13 PM   #6
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Dropbox is what I use. The Kindle can recognized from it's web browser the mobi file and downloads it to your ereader.
Thanks, I'll give it a look.
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Google Drive and The Paperwhite's browser also work fine with .azw3 and .mobi.
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With Dropbox do you have to keep the files in the folder on your computer or is there a way to be able to remove them and yet keep the uploaded books in the cloud storage?
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:48 PM   #9
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I don't do the PC sync thing for Dropbox. I just do it through the browser anymore since I had a fairly bad mishap with deleting files in the "folder" thinking they'd still be on the cloud and they were all gone. Maybe there's some setting I missed, but I'm not sure.
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I don't do the PC sync thing for Dropbox. I just do it through the browser anymore since I had a fairly bad mishap with deleting files in the "folder" thinking they'd still be on the cloud and they were all gone. Maybe there's some setting I missed, but I'm not sure.
Ah ok. I had done it via the folder and when I tried removing the folder from my computer the files vanished too. Will have to try uploading them via browser. Thanks.
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Ah ok. I had done it via the folder and when I tried removing the folder from my computer the files vanished too. Will have to try uploading them via browser. Thanks.
That's the way DB works. Everything in your DB folder is the same as what's on your DB Cloud space. If you want it to not do this you have to do a selective sync instead a full one.

Example: I have my Calibre Library in my Dropbox Folder on my Desktop and it's on the Cloud but I do not want it downloading 9 GB to my Netbook so on my Netbook I have Dropbox program set through Preference/Advanced/Selective Sync to not sync that folder to my netbook.
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That's the way DB works. Everything in your DB folder is the same as what's on your DB Cloud space. If you want it to not do this you have to do a selective sync instead a full one.

Example: I have my Calibre Library in my Dropbox Folder on my Desktop and it's on the Cloud but I do not want it downloading 9 GB to my Netbook so on my Netbook I have Dropbox program set through Preference/Advanced/Selective Sync to not sync that folder to my netbook.
Thanks for the tip Blossom.
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