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Old 07-02-2010, 04:18 AM   #1
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Stop Kindle for PC trying to open Mobi books

Sorry if this question has been solved on another thread.

Each time I try to open a Mobipocket book on my laptop it tries to open it in Kindle for PC and then tells me that I cannot open it and to remove and redownload it. These are books (DRM) which are not bought from Amazon and I dont want to read them in Kindle but in Mobi format?

Maybe there is a simple solution but where??

Any help appreciated
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:32 AM   #2
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I think you should open the application you want to us (I assume Mobipocket Reader) and open the book from within the application. Otherwise, you will have to go into Windows file associations and re-assign .prc to Mobipocket Reader. Then you could click on the file in explorer and it would open in Mobipocket.
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Try this:

1. Right-click on any Mobi book, and choose Open With, then Choose Program.

2. In the resulting dialogue, choose the application that you want to use to read the book (such as Mobi Reader).

3. Tick the box labelled "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file".

4. Click OK.

From now own, simply double-clicking on a Mobi file will open it in your preferred application.

If, in step 2, you can't see the application in the list of programs, click the Browse button, and navigate to the program in question.

Note that the above applies to Windows XP. The steps might be slightly different in other versions, but the overall approach should be the same.
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Thanks for that, Its something that I knew how to do years ago, and had totally forgotten, another senior moment.
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