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Old 12-12-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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Import existing .opf's & books

I'm sorry if this is a silly question and I've had a quick search but can't find anything about it, but I've been messing around and managed to make a haimes of things and my backup drive has gone kaput (it's currently resting in the freezer in the ultimate desperate act to try and recover data!)

I'm now left with my main library, and several-dozen subdirs where I'd been playing around with another library. These subdirs contain the books, cover and .opfs. I can import all the files (epubs) from Calibre, but it seems to
leave all the metadata from the .opfs behind.

Is there any way by which I can import these folders in bulk including the metadata? Right now I'm having to go to each folder in Nautilus (I'm using Linux), select the opf and open it with Calibre, then go to Calibre and manually add the book to the entry. It's a pain to say the least
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:58 PM   #2
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a recursive add (one book per directory) will read the emtadata from the opfs. click the arrow next to the add books button.
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Make a ZIP of the folder containing a single .opf plus the rest of the files for that ebook, then import the .zip file into Calibre.

If the original was an ePub, then you could try renaming the .zip to .epub, but this might not make a legal .epub (and I don't know how much difference it makes to Calibre anyway).
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That's strange, I could have sworn I'd tried that already (as it's so obvious and basic, which is why I was a bit embarrassed to ask this) and it hadn't worked. Maybe I'd then looked at some entries that I hadn't originally entered data for or something equally daft

Either way, it has worked, I'm saved ! Many thanks for the very fast replies, you're scholars and gentlemen
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