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Old 02-11-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Adding only mobi books to calibre to change metadata

Is there a way to select mobi books only from a long list of folders? I need to get only mobi books so I can edit their metadata but do not want to go folder by folder--- have everything grouped by authors and there is a long list of them. Several have gotten screwed up and author and title fields are reversed. Would like a way to add books by format only.
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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Is there a way to select mobi books only from a long list of folders? I need to get only mobi books so I can edit their metadata but do not want to go folder by folder--- have everything grouped by authors and there is a long list of them. Several have gotten screwed up and author and title fields are reversed. Would like a way to add books by format only.
search formats:mobi
or use the formats section of the tag browser to help

Control-A or the little square above the row-numbers: selects All (showable view)
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theducks, I think Carolina means to select from directories to add to calibre. Or am I mis-reading you, Carolina?
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theducks, I think Carolina means to select from directories to add to calibre. Or am I mis-reading you, Carolina?
You may be right .

windows search could search for (folders) files of type Mobi, you can select the results and copy them off to a temp folder to play with
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Don't even need to do that; you can add them to Calibre directly from the Search Results screen.
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Don't even need to do that; you can add them to Calibre directly from the Search Results screen.

Of coarse that works
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Thanks all -- doing a windows search will do it -- had my mind stuck with Calibre
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