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Old 05-23-2012, 05:32 AM   #1
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Need your assistance on Library size and importing.

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i have imported my books to Calibre. the Calibre Ebook Library is much smaller then my original book folders...Why? did it fail to import most books?

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when i want to consult a book on calibre it sometimes ask me me to "add" it, and then tells me i already have it... in any case i vcan not open the book to read it...
Sugestions welcome2-

3-Calibre does not read Djvu format...?

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Old 05-23-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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Calibre will only import ebook types it knows about. Under Windows, this depends on the filename extension, i.e. it tries to import files with known extensions (e.g. .epub, .mobi, .lit, etcetera).

Open Calibre, and look in the category pane (I have this on the left). Click on the arrow by Formats and it will expand to show how many ebooks you have in each format. If you have not yet converted between formats, this should show exactly what was imported. If the list says there are 500 (say) EPUBs in your library, search the folders you imported for .epub (under Windows 7 this should be a file filter, type:=.epub). The bottom left of the search listing includes the number of items found. The number of items found should be about the same as the number that Calibre imported.

If they are very different, you may want to try again. Advise about mass import is hard to give because it depends on how you have organized your ebooks. What I tend to do is to use "Add books from a single directory". I also typically select one ebook type (e.g. EPUB) at a time and then left click on the 1st ebook to import and shift left click on the last (to select all listed between the two). I do this in small batches, because I want to edit the metadata after they get imported.
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Check whether youh have automerge turned on in preference adding books. If it is on calibre will merge duplicate titles.

calibre will import just about any file whether it handles it or not.

If you are using the first or second option under add books you can lose many if your files are not organised in the strictest manner.

Perhaps make a new library and use option 3 to add books and compare.
I used windows search and searched for all epub and added them via select all then drag and drop, then mobi etc.

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