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Old 07-28-2010, 11:04 AM   #1
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Where are my txt and html transfer?

Someone please explain:
1- I transferred through the USB cable , from my computer about 500 mbytes of txt and html files to my Kindle DX and and I don´t see any sign of them, nor can I access them.
2-from where and how do I access the material I mentioned above
The only thing I see on my content page is a "User´s Guide" and a Dictionary.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:12 AM   #2
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The files must be put into the documents folder on the Kindle to appear on the content page. Also, there must be no DRM on the transferred files.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:40 AM   #3
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Also, if you have the older firmware, you might need to change "Show and Sort" on the Home Page to show all documents (to include personal documents).
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Also, if you have the older firmware, you might need to change "Show and Sort" on the Home Page to show all documents (to include personal documents).
Good point - I keep forgetting about that option - it can "accidentally" hide your content from appearing on the Home Page.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:58 AM   #5
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The TXT files should be OK if transferred to the Documents folder, however the Kindle doesn't do HTML without conversion (using Calibre, Mobi Creator, Personal Document Svc, etc.).


Here's the info on formats from Amazon...
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Files Kindle Recognizes

You can purchase and wirelessly download Kindle books, newspapers, magazines and blogs from the Kindle Store as well as download and read other types of non-DRM text-based content on your Kindle. You can also play Audible audiobooks or MP3 files. When your Kindle is connected to a computer and mounted as a USB drive, you will see three default directories or folders. Here's a list of the directories and the file types recognized by Kindle:

* Documents: Kindle (.AZW, .AZW1). Text (.TXT), Unprotected Mobipocket (.MOBI, .PRC)
* Audible: Audible (.AA, .AAX)
* Music: MP3 (.MP3)

Tip: Mobipocket files must have no Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection applied to be readable on your Kindle. If you purchased a Mobipocket file from a Mobipocket retailer, you will not be able to open the file on your Kindle.
Personal Documents

Kindle's Personal Document Service (via Whispernet) allows you to e-mail the following approved file types to your Kindle's e-mail address:

* Microsoft Word (.DOC)
* Structured HTML (.HTML, .HTM)
* RTF (.RTF)
* JPEG (.JPEG, .JPG)
* GIF (.GIF)
* PNG (.PNG)
* BMP (.BMP)
* PDF (.PDF): Look below for details.
* Microsoft Word (.DOCX) is supported in our experimental category.

The above file types can also be combined in a compressed ZIP (.ZIP) file. ZIP files are automatically opened up by the conversion service, converted to the Kindle format, and sent to your Kindle or computer as specified.

The experimental category represents the features we are working on to enhance the Kindle experience even further. You can e-mail your PDF or DOCX files wirelessly to your Kindle. Keep in mind that some complex PDF and DOCX files might not format correctly on your Kindle.
Built-in PDF Reader for Kindle DX

Your Kindle DX can display PDF documents without losing the formatting of the original file. Send PDF documents directly to your Kindle (via your @Kindle address) or drag and drop PDF files from your computer to your Kindle (when connected via USB). You can also magnify PDFs by viewing them in landscape mode.

Some features are not currently supported, including annotations and Text-to-Speech.
Option to Convert PDF Files to Kindle Format

If you prefer to have your personal PDF documents converted to the Kindle format so you can take advantage of Kindle functionality such as variable font size, annotation, Text-to-Speech, etc., type "Convert" in the subject of the e-mail when you submit your personal document to your @kindle.com address.

Image-heavy PDF files are presented in landscape orientation and don't work with devices that have auto-rotation, so those will be delivered in the Kindle format.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:06 PM   #6
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Some people have reported that HTML looks fine on the Kindle if you change the file extension to .txt, for some reason.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:19 PM   #7
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Some people have reported that HTML looks fine on the Kindle if you change the file extension to .txt, for some reason.
Interesting, didn't know that.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:58 AM   #8
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Thank you! I´ve got it!!!!! Now I have reading material to my hearts content
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Some people have reported that HTML looks fine on the Kindle if you change the file extension to .txt, for some reason.
Yes. It's weird that you have to change the extension, but it works, and retains formatting.

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