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Old 02-12-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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Cablibre and subfolders

Does anyone know if there is a way to simply save all ebooks into one folder rather than in several different sub folders. I am getting ready to change computers and would like to save all my ebooks so that I can later transfer them into my new computer with calibre, however it's a pain to have to open each folder to get to the books. Currently saved books are in the following directory Calibre Lib > Author name > Book Titile > Actual book. I would like to have the actual books all in one general folder rather than subfolders. Am I making sense? Thanks!
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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I'm afraid I'm a little confused by the question. You're talking about the folder structure on your Kindle?
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:25 AM   #3
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I am trying to transfer the books to an external hard drive, so that I can transfer them on my new computer. SOrry
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:27 AM   #4
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OK - although I'm not sure why you're asking this is the Kindle forum rather than the Calibre forum .

Simply copy your entire Calibre library folder to an external drive. Copy it to your new computer, install Calibre, and point it at your library location.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #5
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If it was me I'd just use 7zip to archive the entire library, it should keep the structure when you unzip it where you want on a new drive. I keep a backup simply by right clicking on my calibre library folder and adding to a .7z file although I'm sure you could use any zip or rar program to do the same.

If you really just want the epubs/mobis alone though you could always just search *.epub or *.mobi on your pc, hit ctrl+a to select all, then ctrl+c to copy, finally just use ctrl+v to paste them to any folder you wanted.

edit: HarryT's post above mine would work fine as well just copy the entire folder untouched.

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Old 02-12-2012, 07:18 PM   #6
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I got it.... there's an option to save in a single directory that I apparently over looked.. a lot.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:36 AM   #7
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I'm afraid I'm still not clear about why you want to extract anything. Why don't you just copy the entire Calibre library folder to your new computer?
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