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Old 01-30-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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Changing computers

I just got a new computer, and I'm trying to get everything set up just the way I like it. I downloaded Calibre and now I need to populate it with my books. I did a backup of my old computer by copying my "Calibre Library" file onto a DVD. But within the Calibre Library, each book is inside a folder inside another folder. Is there an easy way to add all my books into the new Calibre Library without having to open each and every folder? Do I have to download metadata and tags for every single book again?

If it matters, I'm using Windows 7 and whatever is the latest version of Calibre.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:32 PM   #2
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see http://calibre-ebook.com/user_manual...ter-to-another
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:35 PM   #3
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Thank you! I guess I should have done a search first.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:41 PM   #4
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Ok, that was incredibly easy. Thank you for such a well-designed program, and for being available to answer questions!
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:40 PM   #6
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Can I use this same method for copying my library to a new computer with a new device? I read another post about using save to disk however it was also talking about metadata. Being able to just copy the library seems much easier however I just wanted to check that it will work
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