|02-05-2014, 11:33 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Device: kindle touch
library location in calibre portable
I have installed calibre portable on my external USB drive and defined 3 libraries (italian, english and technical) at root level (i.e. - assuming the drive is X - X:\calibre portable, X:\italian, X:\english, and X:\technical). Everything works fine (I can quick-jump among libraries) as long as the PC assigns the same drive letter to my drive.
If the letter is different (i.e. on another PC the drive becames D then calibre will not find the libraries and I have to manually reassign the drive letter. Then everything will work fine until the next letter change.
It seems clear that calibre is storing the library pathname including the drive letter.
Is there a tweak to fix this? I mean a way to edit the library path so that the library can be identified relative to the installation directory (in may case it will be something like "../italian"
|02-05-2014, 12:45 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: (The original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: Galaxy Tab 2, Astak Pocket Pro, K4NT
1)assign a unique (volume) Label to the drive. This is fairly simple to do. when the drive is connected.
(this step only needs to be done once per drive)
In My Computer: Right click on your drive X (or current letter): Properties:<Change the name in the white box to something Uniquely obvious>
I have (colored) flash drives: Red, White,Yellow
The next part gets into geekland and needs to be done at every computer. (admin privs needed)
I right click ON My Computer: Select Manage : Select disk Management: Right click on your drive (either place):Select 'Change Drive Letter and path': (Select if needed) Click the Change Button: Assign the following drive Letter: X: OK (confirm after reading the warning) Use care to never duplicate letters that will be present/connected at the same time
That should do it for that computer. Every time you plug in that drive, the computer will use that letter
|02-05-2014, 03:10 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: The Beaten Path, USA, Roundworld, This Side of Infinity
Device: Kindle Touch fw5.3.7 (Wifi only)
Kovid's portable calibre doesn't recognize drive letter changes?
Well, I suppose that is one good reason why I like the PortableApps.com version.
PortableApps.com can set the current drive letter and apply it to any app that asks for it -- it works flawlessly.
Just install the PortableApps.com launcher (if you are using portable software, this is a must-have) and install their calibrePortable from here: http://portableapps.com/node/20518
Last edited by eschwartz; 02-05-2014 at 03:15 PM.
|02-05-2014, 09:08 PM||#4|
creator of calibre
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Put your libraries inside the portable folder and they will be recognized regardless of drive letter changes. Put them outside the portable folder and they will not be.
|02-06-2014, 10:44 AM||#5|
US Navy, Retired
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Device: Nexus 7
@mauslyon what you listed
Should be arranged as follows:
This way it doesn't matter if it is X, Y or Z.
|02-17-2014, 03:10 PM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NSW Australia
|02-18-2014, 07:46 AM||#8|
Join Date: Nov 2010
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