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Old 02-21-2021, 12:19 PM   #1156
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Thanks. Do we know why it started forcing the update from 1.17 when it did? Was it just random or was there a new update and that is why everyone was forced to update?

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It's not the first time Amazon has force updated the Kindle app. And they will do it again. Keep a copy of the install for the version you are using and every version that's DeDRM compatible so you'll hopefully be able to install a working version if 1.17 gets updated again or stops working.

The other option is to try to get a cheap Kindle off of Amazon and use that instead of the app for downloading Kindle eBooks.
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Old 02-21-2021, 01:30 PM   #1157
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Hi everyone, I have an "old" kindle paperwhite from 2015.
When I need to convert EPUB books to send them to the device how should I convert them?
By default is Moby, but I'm not sure if it's the best format.

Which one should I use?
I would suggest use azw3 aka KF8. It's a newer format than mobi and much closer to epub in it's features.
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Old 02-21-2021, 03:14 PM   #1158
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EPUB converts to AZW3 quite well.

ETA: Didn't realize this was already answered on the next page. But obviously I second David's recommendation!

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Old 02-21-2021, 03:20 PM   #1159
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I reckon DeDRM 7 is pretty much ready for release. The latest version plus pull request plus one change mentioned in the notes give a fully functioning version as far as I can tell.
Ding! Ding! You win the prize! Full release DeDRM 7.1.0 is out!
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Old 02-22-2021, 07:54 AM   #1160
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Thanks for the help! I changed the setting to convert in azw3 by default.
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Old 02-27-2021, 12:43 PM   #1161
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Hi!

I just had a problem where I downloaded a free Kindle book and then went to look for where it downloaded onto my PC. I found the Owner/my documents/my kindle content directory and it's not there.

For background, I admit to being behind in updating my Calibre as the old version I have been using has worked well for me. My Kindle for PC also is an old version though I can't find which version it is as the darned program will no longer open! No matter where I click... the link on the Amazon page where I just downloaded the book, the link on the desktop or the exe file in the directory where the program's files are.

Here are my questions:

1) If I download the newest version of Kindle PC, will I have problems with DeDRM?

2) If I update my Calibre and get the newest version of DeDrm, will I be able to convert the Amazon books to .epub so I can load them into my preferred reader?

I just tried accessing the ebook on my phone's Kindle and it's there. Does that mean it's actually downloaded onto my phone or is my phone's Kindle just accessing the book from Kindle's cloud or something like that?

My phone is an iPhone X Max. Would it be possible to find where the ebook has been downloaded on it and then to email the file to my PC then use the updated version of Calibre with the most updated version of DeDrm to convert it to epub ..... or........

Where can I find a reliable version of Kindle 1.17 to reinstall on my PC.... yes, I had auto update turned off.

I hope you all can make heads or tails of my convoluted thinking and questions. I just want to get back to being able to download the free books on kindle and convert them into epub so I can read them in my preferred ereader.

Thank you,
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:04 PM   #1162
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1) If I download the newest version of Kindle PC, will I have problems with DeDRM?
It is likely that it will work as long as you follow the instructions in the first post in this thread to prevent Kindle for PC from downloading books in KFX format.

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2) If I update my Calibre and get the newest version of DeDrm, will I be able to convert the Amazon books to .epub so I can load them into my preferred reader?
Assuming DRM removal is successful you will be able to to convert using calibre. If you encounter problems with DRM removal you will need to ask for assistance at either Apprentice Alf's Blog or Apprentice Harper's GitHub. Details of DRM removal cannot be discussed here on MobileRead.

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I just tried accessing the ebook on my phone's Kindle and it's there. Does that mean it's actually downloaded onto my phone or is my phone's Kindle just accessing the book from Kindle's cloud or something like that?
The book is downloaded to your phone but there is no way to access the downloaded files unless your phone has been jailbroken. Even if you obtain access to those files there is no way to remove that DRM, even with the latest available tools.

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Where can I find a reliable version of Kindle 1.17 to reinstall on my PC....
The first post in this thread has the filenames to search for to download older versions of Kindle for PC. Once you download be sure to verify the hash using the instructions provided in order to avoid malware.
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:14 PM   #1163
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Thank you!

jhowell, thank you for all your suggestions.

I actually found my original install file to install version 1.17 and just reinstalled over the old install and all of the settings I had were saved. Makes me wonder if the program hadn't shut down properly or something.

I'm just glad that it's working now and downloading .azw files.

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Old 03-04-2021, 08:56 PM   #1164
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Ding! Ding! You win the prize! Full release DeDRM 7.1.0 is out!
Just wanted to check it works with Big Sur, Calibre 5.12, K4Mac 1.30 before I shift Mac Mini to it...

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Old 03-05-2021, 07:28 AM   #1165
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Hi!

I just had a problem where I downloaded a free Kindle book and then went to look for where it downloaded onto my PC. I found the Owner/my documents/my kindle content directory and it's not there.

For background, I admit to being behind in updating my Calibre as the old version I have been using has worked well for me. My Kindle for PC also is an old version though I can't find which version it is as the darned program will no longer open! No matter where I click... the link on the Amazon page where I just downloaded the book, the link on the desktop or the exe file in the directory where the program's files are.

Here are my questions:

1) If I download the newest version of Kindle PC, will I have problems with DeDRM?

2) If I update my Calibre and get the newest version of DeDrm, will I be able to convert the Amazon books to .epub so I can load them into my preferred reader?

I just tried accessing the ebook on my phone's Kindle and it's there. Does that mean it's actually downloaded onto my phone or is my phone's Kindle just accessing the book from Kindle's cloud or something like that?

My phone is an iPhone X Max. Would it be possible to find where the ebook has been downloaded on it and then to email the file to my PC then use the updated version of Calibre with the most updated version of DeDrm to convert it to epub ..... or........

Where can I find a reliable version of Kindle 1.17 to reinstall on my PC.... yes, I had auto update turned off.

I hope you all can make heads or tails of my convoluted thinking and questions. I just want to get back to being able to download the free books on kindle and convert them into epub so I can read them in my preferred ereader.

Thank you,
Shykat
Hallo Shykat,
answer to Q1: Do not use the latest version of K4PC, use version 1.17 instead and prevent it from being updated automatically (google for "preventing forced update of Kindle for PC").
answer to Q2: Update Calibre to latest version (5) and use latest deDRMplugin from Alf (version 7.0.1 - unzip run the plugin procedure.
That does not mean that you can convert ALL .azw-books into .epub. Had recently the same problem: Some of them were converted sucessfully, others not. This propably depends, if amazon has equipped them with "hard" or "soft" DRM.
Good luck,
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Old 03-05-2021, 11:33 PM   #1166
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Just wanted to check it works with Big Sur, Calibre 5.12, K4Mac 1.30 before I shift Mac Mini to it...

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It works in my Big Sur VM. The only issue is that disabling KFX using the
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causes an error message on exiting K4Mac but has no effect on operation. See the first message in this thread for more information.
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Hallo Shykat,
answer to Q1: Do not use the latest version of K4PC, use version 1.17 instead and prevent it from being updated automatically (google for "preventing forced update of Kindle for PC").
answer to Q2: Update Calibre to latest version (5) and use latest deDRMplugin from Alf (version 7.0.1 - unzip run the plugin procedure.
That does not mean that you can convert ALL .azw-books into .epub. Had recently the same problem: Some of them were converted sucessfully, others not. This propably depends, if amazon has equipped them with "hard" or "soft" DRM.
Good luck,
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You can use even the current Kindle for PC as long as you disable KFX downloads. Current DeDRM is 7.1.0. Go to Apprentice Alf's or Apprentice Harper's if you're having trouble with any purchased book. For the most part, DRM removal from Amazon books should be all or nothing.
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Old 03-06-2021, 05:14 AM   #1168
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causes an error message on exiting K4Mac but has no effect on operation. See the first message in this thread for more information.
I'm still seeing reports of macOS 11.2.2 (M1 Mac mini) having trouble with DeDRM 7.1.0/calibre 5, but things work with DeDRM 6.8.1/calibre 4.23.

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I'm still seeing reports of macOS 11.2.2 (M1 Mac mini) having trouble with DeDRM 7.1.0/calibre 5, but things work with DeDRM 6.8.1/calibre 4.23.
I can't emulate a M1 Mac so can't comment there. We have found several issues with Rosetta 2 in our testing on a couple of MacBooks and a Mac Mini at work so that may be affecting calibre/DeDRM on an M1 Mac. Takes me back to the days of the 68K to PowerPC and then the PowerPC to Intel Mac changeover with Fat/Universal apps being popular. Multiple architecture binaries are so much fun (for certain definitions of fun ).
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Fail to convert due to KFX

I bought an ebook from Amazon today, want to to convert it to epub but fail due to KFX.
calibre version 4.23, Kindle for PC version 1.30 (last update 11/09/2020)
Before this, converting book from azw to epub in calibre no encounter any problem.
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