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Old 07-11-2010, 02:55 AM   #1
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Some basics - duplicate files, filenames

I have a couple of books "duplicated" on my Kobo. One title has a colon in it, and the "dupe" copy only has the main title ("An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy" and "An Unfinished Life" are the two filenames that show). What is the most common cause of duplications? I have another dupe - but it has the exact same name for each. Is it "safe" to delete either copy?

And when I look at my Kobo with Calibre, many of the filenames for my SD card's .pdf files are gibberish. I edited several filenames before uploading to the SD card. And they look as I want them to on the Kobo. Just alpha characters, numbers, and possible hypens - no weird characters. What might I be doing wrong within Calibre, do you think? Or, why does Calibre not realize my renamed files? Viewing them is great.

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Old 07-11-2010, 03:16 AM   #2
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Here are some of the .pdf titles in Calibre

Here's a screenshot of what Calibre sees on my SD card.
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What my Mac and what Kobo sees as filenames ...

Versus what my Mac and Kobo sees as filenames ...
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:18 AM   #4
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Wild guess, but you changed the file names, but not the metadata. If you go to Calibre I'm guessing you will find the titles in the metadata are what the original file name was (or even some other gibberish).

Sorry if I'm off track but it seems thats what the problem might be.
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