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Old 12-16-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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Is there any way to prevent Calibre from syncing covers to my Kindle? I have quite a large collection and space is getting tight on my Kindle 4.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:51 PM   #2
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calibre does not put covers separately on Kindles, as long as you use Send to Device. in calibre.
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Please don't hijack someone else's thread to ask an unrelated question - it's very impolite. Start a new thread.

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Old 12-17-2011, 01:00 PM   #4
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calibre does not put covers separately on Kindles, as long as you use Send to Device. in calibre.
Ahhh, so I would likely need to delete the first page in my e-books that display a cover on my device. Gotcha. I had just assumed Calibre was adding them to the e-books on sync or metadata update.

Which leads me to a question: the size of the folder contents where I store my e-books is ~1.1GB. This includes the cover art and calibre metadata files, so I would assume that the actual disk space of just the ebooks would be much lower.

However, when I sync my books to my 2GB Kindle, it takes up virtually all of the space (30 MB remaining). I realize that only ~1.4GB is available for ebooks but I would expect much more space would be available.
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How big is the "documents" folder on your Kindle? The Kindle has a fair amount of overhead for things like its index files.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:40 PM   #6
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The documents folder is only 1GB. The search indexes folder is 330MB! Holy smokes, is that normal? I never use the search function, so this seems like such a waste.
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That sounds about right. I currently have 585 books on my Kindle. My "documents" folder is 445MB, "Search Indexes" is 181MB. ie, indexes are 40% of the size of the books.

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