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Old 06-20-2010, 07:06 PM   #1
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Cleaning up calibre's library & covers

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I was wondering if there is a way to remove duplicates and unused files from calibre's library?
I have been using calibre for a week or so and after importing my collection (a couple hundred books) and adjusting metadata I noticed there are now duplicates in the library folder, that is directories for both the old metadata and the new.
Probably unrelated, the covers displayed when browsing books in calibre often don't match the books.
I'm using calibre 0.6.13 under linux.

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Old 06-20-2010, 08:31 PM   #2
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Hello
I was wondering if there is a way to remove duplicates and unused files from calibre's library?
I have been using calibre for a week or so and after importing my collection (a couple hundred books) and adjusting metadata I noticed there are now duplicates in the library folder, that is directories for both the old metadata and the new.
Probably unrelated, the covers displayed when browsing books in calibre often don't match the books.
I'm using calibre 0.6.13 under linux.

Thanks.
That version is really old . (The Repositories are way behind)

do the "Binary Install" found on the Calibre Linux Download page
http://calibre-ebook.com/download_linux Paste that entire line into a terminal window.
(you might want to remove the previous version. Your Library will remain intact)

The newer version have a "Merge feature"
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I was wondering if there is a way to remove duplicates and unused files from calibre's library?
In theory there shouldn't be any duplicates or unused files in the library. As you change metadata the directories/files are changed.

When you first installed calibre you should have pointed to an empty directory. If you didn't then you may now have a jumbled mess.

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Ithat is directories for both the old metadata and the new.
At this point I would like to give you advice but you are trying to use a version that is almost 50 updates behind.

My only advice is to copy the calibre library to a safe place so your books aren't lost then follow theducks advice and (after removing the old software) install the current version of the software using the binary install presented on this page.

Make sure you point to an empty directory this time and then re-add your books with the If books with similar titles and authors found, merge the new files automatically feature checked.

Good Luck.
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:45 PM   #4
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I installed the new version, which fixed (?) the problem with the covers. The 'merge' feature doesn't help with the existing library so I will do as dwanthny suggests when I have time. I hope the library doesn't get messed up again.
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