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Old 10-12-2019, 06:45 PM   #1
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The Nightmare of Windows 10 update 1903

I backup my Calibre files, but evidently that was NOT enough. I now know I needed to EXPORT them!

Windows 10 update required a clean install. So now I have two backups (mine and my husband's) of our Calibre books and the latest version of Calibre but can't get those backed up files into this newest version.

Anyone have any suggestions, besides, "Oh, well, now you know--export!"???? Maybe I'm not holding my tongue correctly!?!?

Thank you any assistance.
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:54 PM   #2
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I've installed Windows 10 1903 on three different computers. None of the installs required a clean install. What is it you did you require a clean install?

When you backed up Calibre, did you backup the user configuration directory? Did you backup the library directory or directories? What files do you have in/for your backup?
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:47 PM   #3
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Export/Import is an option on the Library icon
It will offer to do All the Libraries on the switch list as well as the settings. It creates a set of 'spanned zip' files as needed.
Import will ask you what libraries you want from that set
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... the latest version of Calibre but can't get those backed up files into this newest version. ...
It is generally "best practice" to restore backups into the same version of the software as was used to create the backup. After restoring the library you can then update the application, retaining the unaltered backup of course.
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Thank you for your responses. To JSWolf, I used the "Save to disk" in a single directory. The First database has the file folders listed by author, alphabetically. The second file is sorted also alpha but each title has two listings such as: MBP and PRC, or AZW and MCP or MBP and MOBI, there are others but I thought this would be enough to answer your question. Oh, what I did was have a computer that would NOT download 1903 update and the only way to get it was to do a clean install! :-(

To respond to dwig, I don't remember what version I was running before the clean install. Every time I go to open Calibre, there is an update, which I appreciate, but I really don't pay attention to the version. Sorry.

To the ducks, I understand NOW I needed to EXPORT. I did not know in the past!

Any further help? Please!









Now to respond to Theducks, I know it needed to be exported NOW, but did not before!
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