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Old 09-19-2018, 07:21 PM   #1
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Question Export/Import

I obviously don't get it.

I want to EXPORT an entire Library to another machine. I ran the EXPORT to a folder on the machine. It appeared to go well.

There is a collection of files now on the new machine.

I opened Calibre on the new machine, went to Export/Import and selected IMPORT. I went to the folder with the files. The process doesn't SEE those files. (But they are there.)

How do I import that entire Library?

Thank you,

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Old 09-19-2018, 08:46 PM   #2
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I obviously don't get it.

I want to EXPORT an entire Library to another machine. I ran the EXPORT to a folder on the machine. It appeared to go well.

There is a collection of files now on the new machine.

I opened Calibre on the new machine, went to Export/Import and selected IMPORT. I went to the folder with the files. The process doesn't SEE those files. (But they are there.)

How do I import that entire Library?

Thank you,

jp
If it doesn't 'see' them, then the file set is incomplete or your A/V damaged them.

These files are part of a 'spanned archive'. IIRC, the last file has the inventory. These files contain all the Libraries that appear on the Quick Switch menu AND your complete settings.
You should have been presented with a 'which do you wish to restore' box
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If I remember correctly when doing the import you should point calibre to the folder containing the files, not the actual files.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:42 AM   #4
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Yes. THAT was the problem. I kept looking for files. Thanks to all.
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