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Old 07-28-2014, 07:07 AM   #1
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Exclamation calibre won't add books

i deleted my entire library and when i wanted to add newbooks even one book takes way too long. i get error adding failed .the add books process seems to be hung.try restarting calibre and adding books in smaller increments until you find the problem book. i add a single book and get the same response.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:16 AM   #2
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The first thing that comes to mind is how did you delete the "entire library"? Because if you used standard OS file management, then calibre could be looking for a folder that was deleted.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:47 AM   #3
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Runb calibre in Debug mode and post the log file.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:24 AM   #4
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thanks. what does this mean?
calibre 1.46 isfrozen: True is64bit: False
Windows-7-6.1.7600 Windows ('32bit', 'WindowsPE')
('Windows', '7', '6.1.7600')
Python 2.7.5
Windows: ('7', '6.1.7600', '', 'Multiprocessor Free')
USB devices on system:
[u'usb\\root_hub&vid8086&pid27ca&rev0002',
u'usb\\root_hub&vid8086&pid27cb&rev0002',
u'usb\\root_hub&vid8086&pid27c8&rev0002',
u'usb\\root_hub&vid8086&pid27c9&rev0002',
u'usb\\root_hub20&vid8086&pid27cc&rev0002',
u'usb\\vid_0458&pid_003a&rev_0100',
u'usb\\vid_0bda&pid_8189&rev_0200',
u'usb\\vid_1058&pid_07a8&rev_1042',
u'usb\\vid_413c&pid_2003&rev_0301']
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\devices\scanner.py", line 85, in __call__
DriveError: No removable drives found
Drives detected:

No disabled plugins
Looking for devices of type: MTP_DEVICE
The Windows WPD service says there are no portable devices connected

Looking for devices...

Devices possibly connected: None
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:05 AM   #5
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thanks. what does this mean?
calibre 1.46 isfrozen: True is64bit: False
Windows-7-6.1.7600 Windows ('32bit', 'WindowsPE')
('Windows', '7', '6.1.7600')
Python 2.7.5
Windows: ('7', '6.1.7600', '', 'Multiprocessor Free')
USB devices on system:
[u'usb\\root_hub&vid8086&pid27ca&rev0002',
u'usb\\root_hub&vid8086&pid27cb&rev0002',
u'usb\\root_hub&vid8086&pid27c8&rev0002',
u'usb\\root_hub&vid8086&pid27c9&rev0002',
u'usb\\root_hub20&vid8086&pid27cc&rev0002',
u'usb\\vid_0458&pid_003a&rev_0100',
u'usb\\vid_0bda&pid_8189&rev_0200',
u'usb\\vid_1058&pid_07a8&rev_1042',
u'usb\\vid_413c&pid_2003&rev_0301']
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\devices\scanner.py", line 85, in __call__
DriveError: No removable drives found
Drives detected:

No disabled plugins
Looking for devices of type: MTP_DEVICE
The Windows WPD service says there are no portable devices connected

Looking for devices...

Devices possibly connected: None
That appears to be a Device detection message.

It does not see your device (or any other USB device) as a drive or MTP device.
Is it a tablet or phone that is now locked?

If you were just starting up Calibre, where was the Old Library?
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:53 PM   #6
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thank u for answering. my old library was deleted. my problem is that i can't add any books to calibre. everything else functions i can download articles and books from the internet and read them. my device appears when i plug it in but i can't transfer books from it calibre.
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oh by the way how do run calibre in debug mode? i am a complete dummy
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oh by the way how do run calibre in debug mode? i am a complete dummy
In the dropdown under Preferences, "Restart in debug mode".

Shortcut key is CTRL+SHIFT+R.

(Note to self: Option not there when you are already IN debug mode, no wonder I couldn't find it at first. )

(Yes, I scripted it to always start in debug mode. I had to hardcode the non-debug version into a command-line prompt so I could check the option. )

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thank u for answering. my old library was deleted. my problem is that i can't add any books to calibre. everything else functions i can download articles and books from the internet and read them. my device appears when i plug it in but i can't transfer books from it calibre.
If you restored your Library folder, it may have become read only (I would have expected Calibre to complain if it hit this)
or it has now insufficient user rights (needs full rights to all files and folders WITHIN the Library folder)
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Looks to me like calibre is expecting to find a device, and there isn't one. I'm no expert at the device features of calibre, but I thought one had to explicitly tell it to Connect to a device/folder before it would start looking for one.

If you deleted your library via your file manager then you will need to Remove it from calibre. And then you'll need to create a new library in calibre.

IMO it's only then you should attempt to Connect your device or add books. I don't think calibre 'likes' not having a database on which to operate.

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Looks to me like calibre is expecting to find a device, and there isn't one. I'm no expert at the device features of calibre, but I thought one had to explicitly tell it to Connect to a device/folder before it would start looking for one.

If you deleted your library via your file manager then you will need to Remove it from calibre. And then you'll need to create a new library in calibre.

IMO it's only then you should attempt to Connect your device or add books. I don't think calibre 'likes' not having a database on which to operate.

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The Folder device is the only on I know that does not auto detect and mount. It has caused issues in times past, if deleted without the 'eject' operation haveing been performed prior to exiting Calibre.

Normal devices auto-detect and mount (unless excluded in preferences).

If calibre can't find a Library, it pops a notice allowing you to specify its new location so it can attach or it creates a NEW default on
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I don't connect my Golazy Note, I only keep a few 'books' on it, which I sideload from the book folders. I don't care about odd file names, metadata etc - I use the ES file mangle.

I tell my 'customers' to Connect their readers after they start calibre and eject them before they close calibre. I do that because one of the 'early adopter' customers got into trouble doing otherwise. My 'customers' are all at least summa cum laude tech-dummies :lol:

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thanks everyone but even when i restart in debug mode nothing happens. i think i should just forget about it.
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thanks everyone but even when i restart in debug mode nothing happens. i think i should just forget about it.
Debug mode is NOT a fix
It is a detailed log of what is happening while you use Calibre, so you can send it to the Gurus after a problem session.

They might be able to see something (recoverable error message) that will give a clue
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