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Old 05-05-2009, 07:39 AM   #1
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Starting off without calibre

calibre looks like a wonderful product; thanks for putting the time and effort into it. so here's my question:

i have a sony prs-505. i started off without calibre, but with a decent number of books on my reader. i then found calibre, which found my reader, and i've used calibre to tag and rename the books directly on the reader. what i would like to do is to backup the reader contents into calibre so that the calibre library is identical to the reader contents.

i can obviously save all files from the reader to disk, then import those into calibre, but all my tags and renaming and such would be lost - or at least that's what i think.

what are my options here?
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:11 AM   #2
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Not too good I'm afraid. The reader stores book metadata in a separate XML file, there is currently no easy way to transfer the metadata from that file into your calibre library.
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so your recommendation is to save to disk, import into calibre, re-do the work, wipe the reader, and re-send to reader?
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Yup .
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