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Old 05-29-2010, 02:48 PM   #1
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how do I export my Kobo books

Hi,

My family got me a Kobo reader for mothers day and I have been trying to find out more information about it. The one thing that I cannot find is how to export the books on my Kobo to my computer. I have downloaded Calibre, but am lost how to do it there (if it's even possible) and am looking into SQLite Expert, but I am thinking that that will not export but rather give me a list of the books.

Please help

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Old 05-29-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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If you're looking at getting the 100 classics off the reader, as far as I know you can't do that. I remember reading that to delete them you have to do a factory reset - this is to be addressed in the phantom firmware update.

Surely though, all those books are public domain and could be found here? That is, if you were looking at reading them on the computer/another device.

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Old 05-29-2010, 03:26 PM   #3
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Actually I downloaded 3 books (2 purchased and 1 free) from the Kobo website onto my reader and I am trying to figure out how to get those from the Kobo to my computer. Maybe I am missing something on the kobo website and I can get them directly from it?

My purpose for this is that I want to backup my content so that if something happened to the Kobo I would have that content for another eReader.

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When you log into the Kobo webiste, login, and then click on "LIBRARY" near the top right.

This will bring you to the books you've purchased, and should let you download them as an ePUB. I say should because every time I click on a download link in Chrome it downloads a "URLLink.acsm" file. In a more supported browser your ePUB should just be saved to the hard drive.

Let me know if that works, I'm a noobie too :P .

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Y'know what, even in the dreaded Internet Explorer it just downloads that file... Strange.

EDIT2:
Ah, thank you wallcraft haha.

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As sunami88 says, it may be easiest to redownload them to your PC. First install desktop Adobe Digital Editions and then downloads the ebooks in a web browser. Usually, this automatically opens ADE which downloads the actual ePub for you. Under Windows, the ebooks end up in My Documents\My Digital Editions. If you originally used desktop ADE to get the ebooks to your Kobo, the epubs should already be in this directory from the first download.

If you get a naked .acsm file from your browser, open it with ADE (e.g. right click on it and select ADE) and you should get the actual ePub. The .acsm file is a "permission slip" to download the actual epub from Adobe's servers.
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