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Old 09-26-2009, 01:01 PM   #1
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Defective library

My calibre library, on an ntfs external disk, is defective. Don't know why. But now I'm stuck. I can't correct the library or erase it -- I just get disk-read errors. And I can't open calibre if I don't give access to that folder -- I get an error box that says "Could not access...." and then calibre does not open.

I've copied everything else off that disk to others, so I could simply reformat it (this time to good old FAT32, which is so much more welcome on non-MS OSes). But... how do I get calibre to quit looking for the folder at start-up?

I presume that there's a file somewhere that needs erasing... but where?

I'm running OS X 10.6.1, with a very recent build of calibre but since I can't open it I can't give a number...

Thanks for your help...
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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YEs, there is, I think it is like config.py or something.

Also, you can start it on the command line like this:

calibre --with-library=c:\Path\To\New\library

I am pretty sure if that path has no files in it, calibre will create an entry library. You can then import your old library.

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Old 09-26-2009, 01:11 PM   #3
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:07 PM   #4
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Found it: global.py in my User/Library

I've reformated the disk, so I'll create the same folder.

Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:08 PM   #5
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Not quite the same subject, but thanks anyway!
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