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Old 10-04-2010, 01:00 AM   #1
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Is there a way to add only mobi files?

I have two Baen Webscriptions CDs (very nice), and I'd like to have Calibre automatically search the directories and add *only* the mobi files. I know I could add everything and then go back and delete everything except mobi, but that seems to be a very time consuming and roundabout way of doing it.

Any suggestions?

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Old 10-04-2010, 01:23 AM   #2
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you can search for *.mobi and copy them to to a temporary directory and import them
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you can search for *.mobi and copy them to to a temporary directory and import them
or search for *.mobi then drag n drop search results into calibre main window
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:03 AM   #4
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make a temp dir near the root of C:
Open a command prompt
(Type xcopy /? for more info)
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 xcopy D:*.mobi c:\temp /S
replace the D: with the letter for your CD drive
replace the C:\temp with the path to the temp place to put the files
What the slash S does is searches all the folders on the cd for *.mobi files
Once a CD has been done
Use Calibre add books from Directories (since you only have Mobi it does not matter)
Note that mobi may not exist on early CD's, use prc
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:04 AM   #5
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I know I could add everything and then go back and delete everything except mobi, but that seems to be a very time consuming and roundabout way of doing it.
Add everything, deleting all of any format is simple.

1. Search for mobi books, this ensures you are only removing other formats from books that already have a mobi formatted book.
2. Select all books
3. Click on the edit metadata icon
4. Select a format in the Remove format line (see attached) then click OK.

It may take 3, 4 or 5 quick and easy passes to remove everything but mobi.

Simple and quick.
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you can click the arrow next to remove books and choose

"Remove all formats from selected books, except"
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:00 PM   #7
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Copying the Mobi files out to another directory worked well enough, thanks.
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