|09-30-2010, 08:10 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: italy - world
disappearing books and other things...
First of all, thanks for Calibre
I adore this program!!
I'd like to point out some problems that I have: (I'm using the most recent version..)
first: updating Calibre from the old version, I lost some books from the library... And in more than one occasion.
As the books disappearing seem to be random, I never know which ones are missing.. Is it a usual problem? Am I the only one with this problem? Is it possible to solve it?
(example: before the upgrade i had 1530 books, after I have 1525.)
The second point is a request: in Calibre is possible to order the books by author. Is it possible to upgrade the order adding inside the "author" folder a subfolder with the series?
Folder: Nalini Singh
Subfolders:Folder: Terry Brooks
Subfolders:and so on.
Word and Void trilogy
third: My Calibre doesn't convert from .doc or .docz extensions. and I have lots of books in those formats waiting to be converted.
fourth and last :
when I add a book with no metadata, I download the metadata from the internet.
How can I add the metadata to the book, short of reconverting the book in the same format?
(if some of my questions are unclear, please, tell me, and i'll try to explain better. I'm italian, so explaining thing in english is difficult for me...)
Thank you very much!!
Last edited by killa; 09-30-2010 at 08:18 AM.
|09-30-2010, 08:49 AM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Device: Cybook Gen3
I can only answer some of those questions, but here we go...
|09-30-2010, 09:20 AM||#3|
"chaley", not "charley"
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: Many android devices
When you say 'books are lost', do you mean the formats (epub, etc), or the metadata (the stuff on calibre's library view)? Your comment indicates it is metadata.
The only way I know of to lose a book from the database is to change the database. Are you using something like dropbox? Are you getting conflicts? Books can get 'lost' of calibre's database (metadata.db) is reverted to an older version.
Have you run a database integrity check? (Preferences -> advanced -> miscellaneous)
If you want to know why, search the forum. The question has been beaten to death about a zillion times.
Some metadata is automatically added to formats when you send them to your reader (the device) or save them to disk. Covers are one of the items that aren't added, because covers are part of the book and not really metadata.
Metadata is not added to the formats in your library for several reasons. If you really want to add the new stuff, you must reconvert.
|09-30-2010, 10:31 AM||#4|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Device: sony PRS-T1 and T3, Kobo Mini and Aura HD, Tablet
I have books appear to go missing after an upgrade.
On the one occasion I was able to check the books were missing before the upgrade but didn't show in the book count. (I had just backed up database to another computer which still had prior version of calibre installed) and/or had no formats (formats:false)
AFAIK the books went missing due to conversion errors or remove book errors which were caused by my having the book open in a viewer when the operations were being performed.
Converting epub to epub will give an error message if book is open in non calibre viewer and deletes the epub format. Metadata is still there but no epub format. If epub format is only format than book must be reimported
Removing book will give an error message if book is open in non calibre viewer and deletes the book from GUI but leaves it in folders directory and doesn't decrement book count. AFAIR when new verion is installed it seems to get book count correct again.
I opened a ticket on this a while back
Hope I have not been too confusing.
|09-30-2010, 05:00 PM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: italy - world
Thank you for the answers, you all
I noticed the disappearance of the books in three occasions.
1. When Calibre moved the library from and hardisk to another
2. when I updated Calibre from version 0.6.26(i think, I'm not sure about this) to 0.7.18
3. When I updated Calibre from version 0.7.19 to 0.7.20.(the last upgrade)
I only noticed the missing because I was searching for that particoular book I knew was on Calibre and it wasn't there.
So I checked the others books and I found a few others missing.
I really hope there's something you can can do to help... I'd hate to lose other books...
thank you for the answers and the explanations on the other things.
I really appreciate you taking the time to explain things to me.
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