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Old 08-11-2016, 06:22 AM   #1
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Exclamation Mobi files sent to Kindle, then disappear

I used Calibre to send two mobi files to my Kindle Paperwhite, and the books show up when I disconnect my Kindle. But after a few minutes, hours, or overnight (I have been trying to solve this on my own for almost a week) the two books vanish. Calibre still insists they are present on the device, and if I open up the directory, the files are definitely there, but the Kindle itself keeps vanishing them.

They don't vanish if I convert the mobi files to azw3, but for formatting reasons I don't want to do that unless I really have to. Also, in azw3 format, the Kindle seems to think the files have no covers, if that's relevant.

The files were originally in ePub format, which I converted to mobi with Calibre. Following advice from other threads, I reconverted the files and then converted mobi-->mobi. I thought this had fixed the problem until the books vanished again this morning. Restarting the Kindle hasn't helped. I have tried deleting all the indexing files for these books before re-sending the files to the device, but that hasn't fixed it either.

Can anyone help? Why does my Kindle keep disappearing these files?

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Old 08-11-2016, 07:20 AM   #2
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Are you sure that you have the selectors on the library page appropriately set? They should be set to "All" and "Downloaded", respectively.
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:53 AM   #3
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I think so. All my books show up when I have it set to 'downloaded' and that is how it is set now; I can see all my other books. When I have 'all' on I can only see those books bought from Amazon.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:14 PM   #4
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I think so. All my books show up when I have it set to 'downloaded' and that is how it is set now; I can see all my other books. When I have 'all' on I can only see those books bought from Amazon.
It should set to "downloaded" in the far left dropdown, then "all items" in the middle column. Take a look at the attachment for a visual explanation.

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Old 08-12-2016, 02:36 PM   #5
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[ I'll comment that I had books disappear when I retitled them in Calibre (adding series prefix). It *seemed* to be because that title conflicted with the title registered in Amazon's Collections (I had previously put the original book into a Collection). The only way I managed to stop them from disappearing was to stop renaming them, and leave them with the original title. Not what OP says is being done, but it's another instance of "disappearing books". ]
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