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Old 02-17-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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Question about Adding Books and Library Location...

Hey all,

I am a new user and so far have been happy with Calibre. I have a Kindle Fire.

When I installed Calibre it created a folder in my "Users" folder. I left it alone. The place where I had my downloaded books stored in was different, but on the same drive. After adding my books into Calibre I went back to look at the folder that Calibre created and there were the books that I just added and were neatly organized into separate folders. I read the manual and it mentions this folder and also to NOT add anything to it manually as it might be deleted by Calibre.

My question is whether I can delete the MOBI or EPUB files that I have stored in the other folder after I load them into Calibre. Not that they take up a lot of space, they don't, but there's no sense in having a separate folder that has the exact same thing in it.

Can I delete them?

Thanks for the help

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Old 02-17-2012, 10:34 PM   #2
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Sure, you can delete the originals of the files you've added to calibre. As you've realized, calibre has made a copy in its own library structure. It is good to make a backup though, flashdrive or Dropbox or whatever you like. Also, if you decide you don't want to keep one of the formats of the files within calibre, use the 'Remove all formats except...' command from within the 'Remove books' dropdown menu of calibre, rather than manually deleting anything from the calibre file structure.
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