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Old 10-11-2017, 09:39 PM   #1
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I have a similar problem but can't find out to create a new post. I got a new laptop so I copied my old Calibre Library files to an external drive and after installing Calibre on my new laptop I transferred the old files to the new Calibre Library. (I didn't realize at the time that Calibre has a program to do this, sorry). But Calibre doesn't recognize the books (500) that I put back into the new program. Do I have to import each book again or is there a way to get Calibre to "see" the files I added? Thanks
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I have a similar problem but can't find out to create a new post. I got a new laptop so I copied my old Calibre Library files to an external drive and after installing Calibre on my new laptop I transferred the old files to the new Calibre Library. (I didn't realize at the time that Calibre has a program to do this, sorry). But Calibre doesn't recognize the books (500) that I put back into the new program. Do I have to import each book again or is there a way to get Calibre to "see" the files I added? Thanks
If you still have the old laptop, and calibre is still on it, then use the Export tool to save libraries and configuration data to an empty folder on the external drive (they save as a spanned archive(s) - e.g. part-0001.calibre-data etc) and then use the Import tool on the new computer.

If you can't Export from the old laptop, then what directories and files do you have on the external drive? If you copied the entire library folder you should be able to hook it via the Library Switch/create "Use the previou. . ." tool, viz

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Your location would of course be different to mine.

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