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Old 12-26-2011, 06:33 AM   #1
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Where does Kobo Desktop store books?

I have installed Kobo Desktop for PC and downloaded a book to it but now wish to move the book to a Dropbox directory.

But I cannot find the book on my hard disk.

Can anyone point me to the hard disk directory where the book is stored?

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Old 12-26-2011, 07:33 AM   #2
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Kobo desktop only reads Kobos own KEPUB format. So you probably want to download the standard ePub version and open it with, say, Adobe Digital Editions.
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But where are the KOBO books stored on the hardrive. I can't find my either???
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:50 PM   #4
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I have installed Kobo Desktop for PC and downloaded a book to it but now wish to move the book to a Dropbox directory.

But I cannot find the book on my hard disk.

Can anyone point me to the hard disk directory where the book is stored?

Many thanks,

Don
Hi Don,

I am using Windows 7 and Kobo stores its books here:
C:\Users\{user's name}\AppData\Local\Kobo\Kobo Desktop Edition\kepub

I hope you have a program which can convert these Kobo books to a useable format for something other than Kobo's own Desktop reader.

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Don; to get a version of the book that is useful in other readers, or on DropBox, you need to go to the Kobo website www.kobobooks.com and head to the My Library tab. Here you will find the option to download an ePub version of your books.

This actually downloads an ACSM file that when opened via Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) will download the real ePub. This will be store in Documnets\My Digital Editions and is protected via DRM. We can't discuss here how to remove DRM; all we can say is google "Apprentice Alf".
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:48 PM   #6
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Don; to get a version of the book that is useful in other readers, or on DropBox, you need to go to the Kobo website www.kobobooks.com and head to the My Library tab. Here you will find the option to download an ePub version of your books.

This actually downloads an ACSM file that when opened via Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) will download the real ePub. This will be store in Documnets\My Digital Editions and is protected via DRM. We can't discuss here how to remove DRM; all we can say is google "Apprentice Alf".
Have you done this recently? I know in the past that there was an option to download the book as an epub file (with Adobe DRM), but that option does not appear to be available any more.
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Have you done this recently? I know in the past that there was an option to download the book as an epub file (with Adobe DRM), but that option does not appear to be available any more.
That option is still there. You have to go to My Library>Purchases and beside each book that you purchased, you will see a blue DOWNLOAD EPUB button. You can also navigate to the same spot by opening the Desktop Application and then going to Account>Purchase History.

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I do it all the time! Posisbly some books (maybe free ones) might not have that option; but it is the exception, not the rule.
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I do it all the time! Posisbly some books (maybe free ones) might not have that option; but it is the exception, not the rule.
Yes, that seems to be the problem. The option is not there for free books.
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