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Old 07-01-2013, 07:42 AM   #1
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Moving Only a Specific Format to Other Library

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I have looked around a bit and am unable to find the answer to this so far. I have many books in mobi that I have converted to epub. I generally only use the epub format for these books now but would like to move the mobi formats to a separate archive library so I have the originals. I have been unable to find a way to move just the one format to the new library other than to copy all the books to the other library and then delete the epub versions that get copied with the mobi versions. Am I missing something? The delete function lets you delete by format, am I missing where the copy function does the same?

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I have been unable to find a way to move just the one format to the new library other than to copy all the books to the other library and then delete the epub versions that get copied with the mobi versions. Am I missing something? The delete function lets you delete by format, am I missing where the copy function does the same?

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No, I think that the way you found (copy the lot, then delete the unwanted format(s)) is the only way. 'Copy' handles books, not formats.
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Once the books have arrived, Select All(books): you can use delete books (right click) OPTIONS of your choice
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Thanks everyone, maybe we can hope in the future since the delete is able to select with this level of ability perhaps copy will too. hint hint
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but would like to move the mobi formats to a separate archive library so I have the originals.
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Not sure if I understand you correctly, but check this:

In case your goal would be keeping tabs on the original files (as opposed to the converted ones) the advice I received in this forum simply was to create a custom column and input the name of the original format for each record.

By doing so you can easily backtrack the origin of each book and you might get around duplicating loads of files or even managing a second library.
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