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Old 05-04-2018, 02:01 PM   #1
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How to recover my clippings file from a Kindle with broken screen

My Kindle Voyage screen has broken and I would like to recover my clippings file in order to get my latest highlights and notes from PDF files. Is there a way to do such a thing?
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Old 05-04-2018, 03:39 PM   #2
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My Kindle Voyage screen has broken and I would like to recover my clippings file in order to get my latest highlights and notes from PDF files. Is there a way to do such a thing?
You should just be able to hook your Kindle up to a computer and navigate to the Documents folder and copy the "My Clippings.txt" file to your computer.

Or, if you registered your Voyage with Amazon, you should be able to do a search for "kindle clippings" and login with your Amazon account to find them.

The link should start with something like ...
https://read.amazon.com/kp/notebook ...

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You should just be able to hook your Kindle up to a computer and navigate to the Documents folder and copy the "My Clippings.txt" file to your computer.
Thank you for your response, but I had tried this and doesn't work because the device is frozen. Since the part broken is the e-ink screen and not the touch screen I can't even turn the Kindle on or see the files that it contents connecting it to the computer.
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Thank you for your response, but I had tried this and doesn't work because the device is frozen. Since the part broken is the e-ink screen and not the touch screen I can't even turn the Kindle on or see the files that it contents connecting it to the computer.
If the main board is working and only the display system has failed, you should be able to access the files by connecting the Kindle to your computer via USB. The Kindle should appear as an external drive and you can navigate the folders from your computer.
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If the main board is working and only the display system has failed, you should be able to access the files by connecting the Kindle to your computer via USB. The Kindle should appear as an external drive and you can navigate the folders from your computer.
Thank you for your response, I don't know how deep the damage was, but if that is the case the main board could be damaged too. In that case, is there any hope to get back any file from the Kindle?
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I am not an expert on this, but I have heard of people with other broken devices, phones, were restoring the data by going to some services and there they re-solder the memory chip from motherboard and solder to the same device or if there is a possibility they connect somehow just the chip with the PC. All this in a case where this chip is no somehow protected and things get even more complicated.
So I guess the question would be how much this data was important because finding such service and the price might be an important matter.

Also did you tried to connect to the PC with some linux os os sth?
When you connect, the charging diod is on?
And did you checked device manager if there is some new position when kindle is connected?
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I am not an expert on this, but I have heard of people with other broken devices, phones, were restoring the data by going to some services and there they re-solder the memory chip from motherboard and solder to the same device or if there is a possibility they connect somehow just the chip with the PC. All this in a case where this chip is no somehow protected and things get even more complicated.
So I guess the question would be how much this data was important because finding such service and the price might be an important matter.

Also did you tried to connect to the PC with some linux os os sth?
When you connect, the charging diod is on?
And did you checked device manager if there is some new position when kindle is connected?
I don't have any PC with Linux.
And yes, it still turns orange when is charging and green when the battery is full.
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I don't have any PC with Linux.
And yes, it still turns orange when is charging and green when the battery is full.
You can create a bootable Linux USB drive fairly easily in Windows using an application called "Rufus." (A bootable USB doesn't change anything on your hard drive.) This is assuming you use Windows. Here's one YouTube video on how to do it. (There are many, many more.)

I'm sure this can be done with a Mac also -- I just wouldn't have a clue where to start (not a Mac owner or user).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS4qZGb0-V4
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You can create a bootable Linux USB drive fairly easily in Windows using an application called "Rufus." (A bootable USB doesn't change anything on your hard drive.) This is assuming you use Windows. Here's one YouTube video on how to do it. (There are many, many more.)

I'm sure this can be done with a Mac also -- I just wouldn't have a clue where to start (not a Mac owner or user).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS4qZGb0-V4

Thank you, rcentros, I have just tried it and still no device was detected.
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