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Old 10-07-2007, 12:36 PM   #1
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Copying Ebooks to External Hard Drive

My wife is getting quite a collecion of Sony ebooks.

We would like to move many of them to an external hard drive (My Book) but when I copy them over they have unintelligble names on the files so it's impossible to tell what is what.

I've tried moving them over using the econnect software but it won't let me move them to the F: drive.

Any thoughts?
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:38 PM   #2
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Easy solution. Just rename them, but keep the file extensions the same. Delete them out of the library (in Connect). Then you can add them back to the library once you have then moved and sorted how you want. Windows Explorer is good for the moving and renaming.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:54 AM   #3
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Use the File Info button ("i") in Connect software to see what filename corresponds to each book.
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:12 PM   #4
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Well, we tried what you said and it seems to be working. It's a pretty laborious process, though.
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:16 PM   #5
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Stop using connect and switch to libprs500, it will save your files wherever you want automatically put into folders sorted by author and title.
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Old 10-13-2007, 05:21 PM   #6
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The problem he is having is with the DRM type of BBeB file, the dreaded LRX.
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Old 10-13-2007, 05:27 PM   #7
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libprs500 should work with LRX as well as far as copying to the reader and saving to the hard disk are concerned.
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:49 AM   #8
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Be cafeful with external hardrives, mine recently collapsed & i hadn't backed it up, so always have a back up some where just in case because its devastating to lose you hd library after you have built it up.
I Had been editing it out for a few weeks putting everything into order when it just stopped, it would register as a extra hard drive on my pc but i could not enter it at all my pc would just freeze my girlfriend informed me she dropped it but it worked for a week after she did this so i not sure if it was her dropping it or the massive edit i did over the last few weeks on it ( i did not defrag it after i had edited over 40,000 files i think thats what did it) anyway having it build it up again, haven't even thought about the books i have purchased can i get them back? most are from connect and fictionwise.

Was it my girl dropping it that killed it ?(it worked for a week after)
or was it the editing that done it (remove the author name and series name and make a folder for each ect)

did it need defragging? i noticed when i ran a recovery program i got almost 130 gig back from a 60 gig hd all the original files were there before i had editied them?

how do you get rid of these edited ghosts?

does anyone know is taking ages to get it back into order, don't want it to happen again
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:53 AM   #9
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eBooks are pretty small, so it's generally not a problem to backup to DVD. I have some 15,000 eBooks on an external hard drive, but they only occupy about 11GB and can be backed up to 3 DVDs.
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