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Old 06-26-2018, 07:03 PM   #1
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Help! Unable to change covers using Caliber

PC laptop, Win7, no portable device, Adobe Digital Editions.
When I try to add a cover (download or file on computer or copy/paste), the image shows but when I click OK, I get this error msg.

calibre, version 3.20.0
ERROR: Permission denied: Could not change the on disk location of this book. Is it open in another program?

Locked file: C:\Users\T_H_M\Documents\Calibre Library\Roald Dahl\George's Marvellous Medicine (23)\cover.jpg

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\metadata\single.py", line 579, in apply_changes
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\metadata\basic_widgets.py", line 1210, in commit
File "site-packages\calibre\db\legacy.py", line 713, in set_cover
File "site-packages\calibre\db\cache.py", line 63, in call_func_with_lock
File "site-packages\calibre\db\cache.py", line 1230, in set_cover
File "site-packages\calibre\db\backend.py", line 1427, in set_cover
File "site-packages\calibre\utils\img.py", line 221, in save_cover_data_to
File "site-packages\calibre\startup.py", line 116, in local_open
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: u"C:\\Users\\T_H_M\\Documents\\Calibre Library\\Roald Dahl\\George's Marvellous Medicine (23)\\cover.jpg"

The file is not being used by another program. I have shut everything down but Caliber. It makes no difference. I have done an uninstall and reinstall and even cleaned the registry as a last resort. I'm stumped.
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:10 PM   #2
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The file is not being used by another program. I have shut everything down but Caliber. It makes no difference. I have done an uninstall and reinstall and even cleaned the registry as a last resort. I'm stumped.

After you did all of this did you reboot your computer?
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:12 PM   #3
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Is your library located in a folder that is being sync'd such as Dropbox or OneDrive? If so pause syncing while working on the library.
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:24 PM   #4
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@lburg801 - If no luck with previous responses, web search for - how to find out what program is using a file in windows

I use the Process Explorer method described here

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Old 06-26-2018, 09:10 PM   #5
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That is a permission denied error, it does not neccessarily mean that the file is open in another program, that is just the most common cause of such erorrs on windows. See https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/faq...n-denied-error
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After you did all of this did you reboot your computer?
Yes, I rebooted several times.

I read in some old threads that using Caliber as an administrator would take care of the problem, but it did not help.
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Is your library located in a folder that is being sync'd such as Dropbox or OneDrive? If so pause syncing while working on the library.
No. It is just in my Document folder and I do not have any automatic backups running.

I read something in another thread about making some change to Windows Firewall and I also have Avast. I don't recall what it was that I was to have changed, but found where a program or site could be listed but was unable to enter anything. That was Avast.
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:56 PM   #8
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Smile Avast paid version is causing the prob with Calibre.

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That is a permission denied error, it does not neccessarily mean that the file is open in another program, that is just the most common cause of such erorrs on windows. See https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/faq...n-denied-error
It was none of the above. I turned off Avast and Calibre works, so I am trying to get support from Avast to learn how to prevent the problem.

Thanks to everyone who replied.
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