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Old 03-30-2012, 01:10 PM   #1
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Mobi in Kindle for PC

I don't know if I'm just missing something, but I can't get any non-Amazon mobi files to open in Kindle for PC. I convert from HTML to MOBI via Calibre, and then transfer the created MOBI file to the Kindle folder on my laptop. When I open that file, it opens Kindle for PC, but then the file disappears from the Kindle folder, and never opens in the software.

Is this a new restriction from Amazon, or is there some simple thing I'm not aware of?

EDIT: I just tried to open a Manybooks.net MOBI file, and experienced the same problem.

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Old 03-30-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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What version are you using? K4PC 1.9.1 was reported to have a glitch where it wouldn't open any non-Amazon-supplied Mobi files, and was hastily replaced with 1.9.2.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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Ah-that would be the problem. Thank you! (I spent an hour searching and couldn't find this. My Google-Fu is not that strong, apparently.)
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:55 PM   #4
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Yep. 1.9.0 and 1.9.1 both have the issue. It was fixed in 1.9.2.

Even with the versions that have that issue, you can still manually copy the non-Amazon mobi file to your "My Kindle Content" folder (or wherever you have your library) and you will be able to view the mobi after you open the app.
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Well, I wondered what happened to Kindle for PC when all of a sudden it wouldn't open any of my MobiPocket (prc) files! Thanks for the update about the new version of K for PC!
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