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Old 08-31-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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Expired books

I must have added some library books from the Digital Editions folder without realizing it while back. Now they are expired, but I can't tell unless I try to view one. Calibre will let me send them to my reader and then they will show an error. Just scrolling through Calibre, they look fine.

I'd like to find all expired books (no idea how many) and delete them but I have a rather large library and didn't want to have to try to open each book. So, I wanted to know if there is a way to tell if a book is expired without trying to view it?

Thanks!
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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I must have added some library books from the Digital Editions folder without realizing it while back. Now they are expired, but I can't tell unless I try to view one. Calibre will let me send them to my reader and then they will show an error. Just scrolling through Calibre, they look fine.

I'd like to find all expired books (no idea how many) and delete them but I have a rather large library and didn't want to have to try to open each book. So, I wanted to know if there is a way to tell if a book is expired without trying to view it?

Thanks!
Create a custom field for the date the books are due to expire. Then you can find them easily. I know this won't work for the books you have now in Calibre, but it will work for future books. You will have to manually type in the date of expiry.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:29 AM   #3
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I must have added some library books from the Digital Editions folder without realizing it while back. Now they are expired, but I can't tell unless I try to view one. Calibre will let me send them to my reader and then they will show an error. Just scrolling through Calibre, they look fine.

I'd like to find all expired books (no idea how many) and delete them but I have a rather large library and didn't want to have to try to open each book. So, I wanted to know if there is a way to tell if a book is expired without trying to view it?

Thanks!
Expired books have DRM.
Use the Quality check Plugin to test your Library.
(I bet you can figure out which check to run under the Check EPUB structure section )
The positive results will be displayed (the search bar will now read:marked:epub_drm).
From there, you can decide what you want to do:
1)Delete the EPUB format (leaving the Library entry) You might want to use the List to first: Mark them all as 'read' if you track that.

2)Delete the Book and Library entry (a basic Delete)

3) something else
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:08 AM   #4
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Thanks, theducks! I will install the plugin and give it a go!
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