|09-27-2011, 01:40 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: Kobo Glo, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
Can someone please tell me what sideloading is?
|09-27-2011, 02:09 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2010
In this context: using a program or method other than the Kobo Desktop application and/or Adobe Digital Editions to copy an e-book to the Kobo. The Calibre program, Windows Explorer and Mac OSX's Finder are programs typically used to sideload e-books.
At least that's how I understand it today.
|09-27-2011, 02:16 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sunshine Coast Australia
Device: Kobo (RIP), iPad, iPhone 4, Kobo Touch x2, Kobo Glo
Can someone please give exact step by step instructions on how to side load using Windows Explorer?
Calibre and my Kobo will not talk to each other - rather childish I know but that's how it is.
I have tried several times to sideload with Explorer and while the Kobo is connected to the computer the books appear to be on the Kobo however when I unplug the books do not exist.
Am I doing something wrong? Although surely it's just like dragging something onto a USB stick or a portable hard drive isn't it?
EDIT: OK so I finally gave up and did a factory reset. I didn't want to do that as it meant that I would lose all my books. But now sideloading through Windows Explorer works the way I expected it to. Obviously my problem was not sideloading but that my database was a bit dodgy - AGAIN!
Last edited by HarleyB; 09-27-2011 at 02:36 AM.
|09-27-2011, 05:28 PM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Paris suburb, France
Device: Kobo Touch & Glo, Sony PRS-T1
|09-27-2011, 05:51 PM||#5|
Me, Myself, but not I
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Kobo Original, Acer 200, Asus FHD, Kobo Touch
To sideload using Windows Explorer:
Plug in your Kobo Touch and wait until Windows recognizes the new drive
Open a window with the drive/folder of the book you want to copy
Open a window with the new drive (the Kobo Touch)
Drag and drop the books from your computer to the Kobo Touch.
Safely disconnect your Kobo Touch
The new book(s) should be on your Kobo Touch.
If you put in a microSd card it should open as soon as you connect to your computer as yet another drive letter. I put all my sideloaded books on the microSD card because library books and books bought from Kobo tend to go on the internal memory
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