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Old 09-14-2018, 12:05 PM   #1
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Calibre and kobo books

I got kobo for desktop but can not find where the books are downloaded. Any ideas on where to look? I found a kobo folder on my pc but no books in it which is odd. Or is there a special trick? Sorry if this was asked before. I could not find the answer yet here
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I got kobo for desktop but can not find where the books are downloaded. Any ideas on where to look? I found a kobo folder on my pc but no books in it which is odd. Or is there a special trick? Sorry if this was asked before. I could not find the answer yet here
On a Windows system, the downloaded books will be stored in "C:\Users\user name\AppData\Local\Kobo\Kobo Desktop Edition\kepub" however the file names will be something like: 727b8d17-9e70-4ffb-850d-26c1e5b5ed9f with no file extension which is rather useless for us mere humans.

The easiest way to get the books into calibre is to use the Obok plugin which is part of the DeDRM package.
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I was pretty much with you till that last sentence. Is there a "Calibre for Dummies"?
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I was pretty much with you till that last sentence. Is there a "Calibre for Dummies"?
https://www.google.com/search?q=calibre+dedrm+plugin

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On a Windows system, the downloaded books will be stored in "C:\Users\user name\AppData\Local\Kobo\Kobo Desktop Edition\kepub" however the file names will be something like: 727b8d17-9e70-4ffb-850d-26c1e5b5ed9f with no file extension which is rather useless for us mere humans.

The easiest way to get the books into calibre is to use the Obok plugin which is part of the DeDRM package.
Kepub shows empty even tho the books are downloaded
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Click the little tab on your file manger to show "hidden files and dictionaries"

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What is a file manager?
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On your Windows computer, where you see the directories and files.

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Forget about looking in the directories for the kepubs. Getting a book from there will work if it doesn't have DRM. But, if it does, you need to remove the DRM. Using the Obok plugin that is part of the DRM tools will display the books that have been downloaded by the Kobo desktop application. Then you can use it to add the book to the calibre library and remove DRM at the same time.

An alternative to doing this is to download the books from your library on the Kobo site. This gets ePubs rather than kepubs. If the book doesn't have DRM, it will be downloaded directly. If it does have DRM, it will be downloaded via ADE and you will need the DRM tools.
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