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Old 10-17-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Folder sorting: mixed "name surname" and "surname, name"!

Dear Forum,

I just realized my calibre library is "name surname" folder names with "surname, name" ones. As a result, half of my books cannot be accessed directly from the library.
My guess is that this mixing is caused by different settings in Calibre for Windows and Calibre for Mac (they both access a shared folder stored in the cloud).
I was wondering if:
- There is any way of forcing only one behavior in both OSs
- There is any way of fixing the current mix without having to modify all files by hand.

Any comment is appreciated. Thanks
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Dear Forum,

I just realized my calibre library is "name surname" folder names with "surname, name" ones. As a result, half of my books cannot be accessed directly from the library.
My guess is that this mixing is caused by different settings in Calibre for Windows and Calibre for Mac (they both access a shared folder stored in the cloud).
I was wondering if:
- There is any way of forcing only one behavior in both OSs
- There is any way of fixing the current mix without having to modify all files by hand.

Any comment is appreciated. Thanks
1) your 2 calibre configuration have settings/add books REGEX that are possibly different
2) Quality check PI can FIX (hint )Names and initial consistency problems


FWIW: Mixing OS on single Library is not a good practice for many reasons

Use 1 OS to manage the Library and share it with the content server
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:43 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply and for the hint. I'll check later tonight and let you know if there is any progress.

Concerning the use of two different OS, I have Win 7 at work and Mac OS X at home or when I travel, and I usually use them at different times. I am not sure content server can help in this case.
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