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Old 10-24-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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Transfering eBook Library to a new PC



I'd like to be able to move the content of my eBook Library on the old XP machine to the new Win 7 machine. I'd also like to be able to transfer the collections that I've already set-up.

I could copy the LRF and the EPUB files but then I'd lose the collections that I've set-up. I guess that Sony must have an XML file somewhere that defines the layout of the library.

Any ideas?

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Make sure you've got the latest eBook Library and Reader firmware. Available here http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/sel...IRECTOR=DRIVER
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Make sure you've got the latest eBook Library and Reader firmware. Available here http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/sel...IRECTOR=DRIVER
Yes I do. So now how do I get the library and the collections moved from my XP machine to my new Windows 7 machine?

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Old 10-25-2009, 10:30 PM   #4
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Yes I do. So now how do I get the library and the collections moved from my XP machine to my new Windows 7 machine?

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What I would try would be to copy the My Books folder from your XP machine to your Win 7 machine. If that doesn't work, I don't know what to tell ya.

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Old 10-26-2009, 08:55 PM   #5
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Please note that just copying files to the new PC won't add them to the library inside EBL - you'll have to do that manually.
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:25 AM   #6
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What I would try would be to copy the My Books folder from your XP machine to your Win 7 machine. If that doesn't work, I don't know what to tell ya.

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You'll probably need the following stuff too:
"c:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Sony Corporation\eBook Library"

Notice that the folder 'Local Settings' is a hidden folder and that I haven't tried if this really works. It doesn't hurt to try so long you haven't added anything new to your Sony Ebook Library.

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There was a good discussion of this migration topic back when the previous version of the Sony software came out, see:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34764

To recap the reader file hiding places (All these references presume you have WinXP and have used the Tools tab > Folder Options > View tab to turn on "Show hidden files and folders"):

The default place for books (I think it's the default):
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\My Books\eBooks

There is the program itself, with all it's unique identifier certificates, in:
C:\Program Files\Sony\Reader

Then there is the database in:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Application Data\Sony Corporation\eBook Library\Database
Some LRFs live in this directory as well.

Then there is the registration/setup stuff in:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Marlin and
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\kinoma
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