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Old 08-04-2014, 07:02 PM   #1
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Library location won't stick

Calibre Portable 1.47, installed on local drive. Library is in another folder on local drive.

Calibre doesn't keep the library location I set. When I select a new location and choose use the previously existing library, it will load that library. After restarting Calibre, all my books are in the list, but I can not open any of them. It says there are no available formats. I check the settings and the library location is back to the default.

I have tried moving my library files to the default location, and telling Calibre to move my library to the folder I want. It works, but after restarting Calibre, I have the same problem.

I have installed a new instance of Calibre Portable, but the problems persist.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:09 PM   #2
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Calibre Portable (by Kovid) requires the library folder to be inside the portable folder.

Try the PortableApps.com wrapper here: http://portableapps.com/node/20518

I prefer it since the PortableApps way of portableizing stuff is more robust for little things like this.

Kovid hardcoded a lot of info into the portable wrapper.
The PortableApps Way relies on reconfiguring the appdata where needed, and has solutions in the wrapper for repairing file locations, before calling the main executable.

(IIRC) PortableApps supported multiple libraries from the beginning, Kovid's version only more recently. (More recently than the first time I checked, I know that. That's why I found PortableApps.)

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Old 08-04-2014, 08:16 PM   #3
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@unknownsoldierx - you could create a symbolic link to the library in the calibre portable folder ==>> Mklink command Then add the folder symlink via the Switch/create library dialogue. Works like a charm.

That's how I'm testing the calibre 2.0 beta.

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Old 08-04-2014, 11:21 PM   #4
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Thanks to each of you. I totally forgot about PortableApps and syslinks. I've created a syslink, but I'll be checking out PortableApps too.
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