|07-26-2013, 05:23 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2013
Calibre destroys ebooks after changing metadata
i have following problem. I imported several epub books and afterwards i changed the metadate (e.g author tipo correction) or added a category.
After that the file size is not shown anymore.
If i want to open the book calibre prompts the error message that its not a zip file.
Thanks in advance
|07-26-2013, 05:52 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The (original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: Galaxy Tab 2, Astak Pocket Pro, K4NT
Not normal at all.
Something is interfering (badly) since a basic metadata change does not get inserted directly into a book.
Anti Virus software
Corrupt file in the first place.
|07-26-2013, 06:36 PM||#3|
"chaley", not "charley"
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: Many android devices
More candidates: putting your library on a network file system or in a cloud-synced folder, especially Google drive.
|07-26-2013, 07:23 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NSW Australia
another - you downloaded the book via a download manager
download the book again using your browser - right click the link and use Save Link/Target As
Some sites don't like some download managers - Mobileread being one of them - I can't download anything useful from here via Firefox/Flashgot/FDM - it always delivers rubbish even though it 'looks like it worked', I have to remember to use Save Link As.
Last edited by BetterRed; 07-26-2013 at 07:28 PM.
|07-26-2013, 11:31 PM||#5|
Lover of Books
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern NY
Device: Sony T1 & Samsung Galaxy 5 media player
I've edited the metadata for a long time on hundreds of my books without a problem. Download it again as has been said and start over.
Make sure you back up your library.
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