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Old 09-21-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy How to retrieve metadata from Calibre Companion?

I have a Macbook Pro running OSX 10.8.5 and a Nexus 7 tablet running Calibre Companion. The hard disk on my laptop crashed two weeks ago and I had to get it replaced. I can access the storage that Calibre Companion uses on the tablet and make a copy of the pdfs on the laptop, but when I drag them in to Calibre it doesn't recognise any of the metadata that I spent ages tweaking so the books have random names, etc.

Has anyone faced a problem like this? Does anyone know how to solve it? I want to recreate the calibre library I had a few weeks ago on my laptop without painstakingly reworking each and every file.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:57 AM   #2
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Sorry, but I can't see any way for the metadata stored in CC to make it back into calibre. I went through calibre's code and didn't find any way to update calibre's metadata with what is stored on the device. I was hoping that calibre's adding a book from the device to the library function would use the metadata from the device but it does not, instead using the metadata from inside the files.
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Would switching to Device view : (selected books) Add to Library
do it?
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:50 PM   #4
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Would switching to Device view : (selected books) Add to Library
do it?
That is what I tried. It gets metadata from the book file, not the metadata cached by calibre on the device.
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