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Old 12-09-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Can you delete Orginal epub from library?

When I add a new epub book to my Calibre Library I often download a book cover and then convert the ebook from "epub" to "epub" so that the cover will show when I add it to my Nook. I learned to do this on this forum.

After this file conversion my Calibre Library shows two copies of the ebook. One is called "Origianl epub" and one is called "epub". I don't really want to keep both files. Is it okay to delete the original epub file???

I have a lot of books so I want to be sure I'm doing the right thing.

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Old 12-09-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
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When I add a new epub book to my Calibre Library I often download a book cover and then convert the ebook from "epub" to "epub" so that the cover will show when I add it to my Nook. I learned to do this on this forum.

After this file conversion my Calibre Library shows two copies of the ebook. One is called "Origianl epub" and one is called "epub". I don't really want to keep both files. Is it okay to delete the original epub file???

I have a lot of books so I want to be sure I'm doing the right thing.

Thanks,
Barbara
What is 'a lot' of books? 10,000? 5,000? 100?

You can have Calibre delete those if you wish

In the Tag browser: Formats: select original_EPUB
In the book list: Select All (Ctrl-A): Right click: Remove files of a specific Format from selected books: (be careful): Original_epub
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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@BAD18 - the Modify Plugin can update the cover, without creating an original-ePub in your library.
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@BAD18, as BetterRed mentioned it is not a perfect way to update a missing cover with an epub to epub conversion. This will change the epub structure. If you have the original files, delete the converted files and update via "Modify Epub" Plugin. This is a much better solution.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:37 AM   #5
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I have about 700 books in my library. Thanks for the Modify Plugin tip. I installed it and have experimented. When I put a book that I'd used the plugin on, the cover appeared in my Nook. So it solved my problem on no covers showing in my Nook.

And thanks for the shortcut to deleting items from the library. I've copied my library and I will work on the copy to clean up the double epub book issue. I keep my library in Dropbox, so I don't want it to get too large.

Appreciate all the help.
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