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Old 07-16-2011, 01:47 PM   #1
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Hi,
I want to convert a lot of ebooks (pdf to epub) but I have my pdf books organized. The problem is that when I convert the output librarie gets everything mixed up.
Is there a way of converting but keep the same directories tree as the original files?
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No. Calibre GUI doesn't support directory management, only tags inside Calibre (which can be exported in various interesting ways, but don't affect the master file layout).

You can use the command line to convert individual files outside of the GUI

http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/cli/ebook-convert.html

but you'd really want to write a script, to loop over all your PDF files.
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And that's assuming you really want to convert a large number of PDFs to EPUB. Most people, after trying to read the results, decide that it's a bad idea :-).
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I want to convert a lot of ebooks (pdf to epub) but I have my pdf books organized. The problem is that when I convert the output librarie gets everything mixed up. Is there a way of converting but keep the same directories tree as the original files?
sourcejedi already explained that the only way to do this to to use the command line tools and avoid adding your books to calibre. Also check out this sticky prior to asking further questions about PDF conversions, "Read this before Posting PDF Questions."

Good Luck.
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