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Old 11-16-2020, 08:54 AM   #1
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Can't import Kindle content on Windows 10

I've installed Calibre 5.5.0. All my Kindle content is in a single directory on my Windows 10 Pro PC. Within that directory, each book is stored in a separate sub-directory.

When I try to import the books individually, I find with some titles (presumably the out of copyright ones) calibre shows only a .azw file from the directory and the import works fine. When I try to import other books individually (paid ones) calibre shows a .azw AND a .azw.md file and the import fails.

What am I missing? When, previously, I used calibre on Windows 7 Pro, I seem to recall being able to import all my books en-mass.

Can someone please help?

Thank you.
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Old 11-16-2020, 09:16 AM   #2
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The DeDRM plugin does not work with Calibre 5. You need to go back to Calibre 4.23.
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Old 11-18-2020, 11:29 AM   #3
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Calibre 4.23.

I upgraded to Calibre 5. How do I go back to 4.23?

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Uninstall Calibre 5. It will not touch your library or settings.

Download 4.23 from https://download.calibre-ebook.com/4.23.0/

And install the downloaded Calibre 4.23
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Can't import Kindle content on Windows 10

Thank you for your help. I installed 4.23 and also had to install an older version (1.17) of Kindle for PC. That downloaded all my Kindle content into a single directory (without separate sub-directories for each book).

I was then able to import all my content to calibre successfully.

However, I can't do anything ion calibre with the purchased content that's DRM protected.

JSWolf mentioned a "DeDRM plugin". Will that allow me to access the DRM protected files (for example to convert them)?

Many thanks
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JSWolf mentioned a "DeDRM plugin". Will that allow me to access the DRM protected files (for example to convert them)?

Many thanks
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Thank you Sirtel. All up and running now.
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