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Old 03-23-2011, 08:10 PM   #1
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Folder question

My Calibre eBooks files have duplicate author folders. Is the duplicated author's folder needed, and if they are not is there an easy way to get rid of the second folder with the same name.

Author folder, then another exactly same named folder under that, then the file name of the book folder, and next folder is the book title folder, last is a folder with the exact name of the file for the book.

FOLDER TREE IS

John Doe author/
John Doe author/
The name of the story/
The ebook file/

TIA for any help.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:34 AM   #3
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My Calibre eBooks files have duplicate author folders. Is the duplicated author's folder needed, and if they are not is there an easy way to get rid of the second folder with the same name.

Author folder, then another exactly same named folder under that, then the file name of the book folder, and next folder is the book title folder, last is a folder with the exact name of the file for the book.

FOLDER TREE IS

John Doe author/
John Doe author/
The name of the story/
The ebook file/

TIA for any help.
That is not the (normal) structure of the Calibre LIbrary.
You are trying to Save books TO the Library folders?

Wrong-o

You import books (auto-saves).

Save to Disk is an EXPORT to some OTHER device.
Save to Disk (or Device) are controlled by 'templates' that you control.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:20 AM   #4
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theducks presents the only reasonable conclusion.

When using the Save to Disk or Connect to folder features DO NOT point to any folder in your calibre library tree.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:35 AM   #5
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theducks presents the only reasonable conclusion.

When using the Save to Disk or Connect to folder features DO NOT point to any folder in your calibre library tree.
I wonder if the Devs could put a trap in 'Save to' that would REJECT any path of a KNOWN Calibre Library root and beyond

<ding> "You may not Save within a Calibre controlled Library!"
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:07 AM   #6
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I wonder if the Devs could put a trap in 'Save to' that would REJECT any path of a KNOWN Calibre Library root and beyond

<ding> "You may not Save within a Calibre controlled Library!"
That warning has been around for awhile. If I try to "Save to" anywhere into the library tree I get this message:

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ERROR: Not allowed: You are trying to save files into the calibre library. This can cause corruption of your library. Save to disk is meant to export files from your calibre library elsewhere.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:15 AM   #7
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That warning has been around for awhile. If I try to "Save to" anywhere into the library tree I get this message:

Never tried to 'violate the rule' becaus I did not want to make my Library into a pile of unusable bits

So the OP ignored this message?
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:22 AM   #8
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I may be off base here but everyone seems to be "assuming" that he has saved into his Calibre folder structure. All he says in his original post is "My Calibre ebooks files", which could well mean the files either on his device or as a result of a save to disk operation elsewhere. I think they may have a problem with their save to disk template with a duplication of {author_sort}\{author_sort}\ or similar...

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I may be off base here but everyone seems to be "assuming" that he has saved into his Calibre folder structure.
Since there is now a warning message I guess this is unlikely.

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All he says in his original post is "My Calibre ebooks files", which could well mean the files either on his device or as a result of a save to disk operation elsewhere.
It does seem to need clarification, doesn't it?
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:30 AM   #10
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I may be off base here but everyone seems to be "assuming" that he has saved into his Calibre folder structure.
Which seems unlikely, given the warning message. I agree with you. It's more likely a problem with the save to disk template.

We'll need clarification to help.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:33 AM   #11
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Never tried to 'violate the rule' becaus I did not want to make my Library into a pile of unusable bits
I keep a tiny test library that I can mangle. It's launched by batch file and resets itself after I exit.
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Remember that there are a fair number of people running old versions of calibre. I am ... I just haven't gotten around to upgrading for the past couple of months. (I know, some "experienced user" I am, right?)

I seriously think if "save to disk" was renamed "export" it would avoid a lot of these problems. "Save" sounds, especially to an inexperienced user, like something you want to do to keep your files, like you'd save a document in your word processor. "Export" sounds like sending it somewhere else, which is what "save to disk" does. It wouldn't matter to people who know how things work -- Kovid could call it "floogle" for all we care -- but it would avoid a lot of questions from people who don't.
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I seriously think if "save to disk" was renamed "export" it would avoid a lot of these problems.
This was considered/discussed a while back when "Add" was being considered as "Import." IIRC, the final decision was to keep "Save" in the pulldown menu, although the Import/Export terminology was used more widely in the Preferences and some tooltips and warning messages.
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:02 PM   #14
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Thank you everyone for your help. The files are some I downloaded but because I am very new to calibre I wondered about the double author's folders.

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Thank you everyone for your help. The files are some I downloaded but because I am very new to calibre I wondered.
People here would like to know how you got the screwed up file structure you are asking about. Do you know? It's not a normal Calibre library structure, and it would be hard to get that structure in the library. Were you asking about your library, or something else?
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