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Old 08-02-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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is there a hack for the aura hd that allows you to view a book by its file name? this can be in the form of a file browser or via metadata. currently, if you long press on a book in the library, you can "view details". but this doesn't give you any information as to the actual file name.

i side load all of my books and i ask this because i often name books of a series with a numerical prefix ("01 [title of book 1]", "02 [title of book 2]", etc). i want to be able to easily figure out which number in the series is the next to read without having to use a computer to look at the actual file name.

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Is a port of the Koreader Project that has a File Manager, later posts include mods, hacks, and info on how to make your files idden from the kobo processing.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=201632

Provides a good way to launch the Koreader as well as other useful applications.

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Old 08-02-2013, 07:26 PM   #3
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i side load all of my books and i ask this because i often name books of a series with a numerical prefix ("01 [title of book 1]", "02 [title of book 2]", etc). i want to be able to easily figure out which number in the series is the next to read without having to use a computer to look at the actual file name.
Directly, no.

One way to handle this situation: create a text file with the sequence number and title of each book. Since you have this information encoded in the filename, something like "ls > series_titles.txt" (in Unix) or "dir > series_titles.txt" (in Windows) should do the job.

Koreader (Ken's suggestion) will work, but it is new to the Kobo and undergoing a lot of development at the moment. If that's your thing, great! If that's not your thing, you've been warned.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
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is there a hack for the aura hd that allows you to view a book by its file name? this can be in the form of a file browser or via metadata. currently, if you long press on a book in the library, you can "view details". but this doesn't give you any information as to the actual file name.

i side load all of my books and i ask this because i often name books of a series with a numerical prefix ("01 [title of book 1]", "02 [title of book 2]", etc). i want to be able to easily figure out which number in the series is the next to read without having to use a computer to look at the actual file name.

thanks.
Why not use calibre and a plugboard to massage the book's title to include the series info in the books title.
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Why not use calibre and a plugboard to massage the book's title to include the series info in the books title.
thanks for the suggestion. i've used calibre before and just think that it's an extra layer of complexity compared to just loading my books directly with the windows explorer.
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Directly, no.

One way to handle this situation: create a text file with the sequence number and title of each book. Since you have this information encoded in the filename, something like "ls > series_titles.txt" (in Unix) or "dir > series_titles.txt" (in Windows) should do the job.

Koreader (Ken's suggestion) will work, but it is new to the Kobo and undergoing a lot of development at the moment. If that's your thing, great! If that's not your thing, you've been warned.
thanks, i never thought of just creating a text file with this info. very clever.
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thanks for the suggestion. i've used calibre before and just think that it's an extra layer of complexity compared to just loading my books directly with the windows explorer.
Even though I agree with you, there are some nice Kobo specific plugins for calibre. For example: the Kobo Utilities allows you to customize your home screen by disabling unwanted tiles. It also allows you to clean-up the database and fix-up the cover. (Plus a lot of other stuff that I haven't played with.) The KoboTouchExtended plug-in creates kePubs out of ePubs, which allows you to access some extra features.
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