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Old 05-22-2017, 03:54 PM   #1
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Unable to add books

All my books are on a Windows laptop in Calibre folder.
Just copied them all to a memory stick.
I want to add them to Calibre on my new Windows tablet.
Calibre on tablet sees the memory stick and all the books on it.
I click Add books, Select All but nothing happens.

Plz someone tell me what I'm missing.
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:44 PM   #2
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Plz someone tell me what I'm missing.
Doing it the easy way.

See ==>> How do I move my calibre data from one computer to another?

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Old 05-23-2017, 07:53 AM   #3
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This looks just what I need, BetterRed. Just one thing, it says right click on the Calibre button. Not sure what that means.
I've downloaded and have an empty Calibre in front of me but which is the Calibre button?
I should add that I am now using a Windows tablet so right-clicking is not an option.

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Old 05-23-2017, 11:53 AM   #4
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Tapping the Library symbol should work too.

Or, if you prefer to do it manually, copy the entire calibre folder including all files and sub directories to the tablet and don't forgot to tell calibre where to find the library folder on your tablet.
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:01 PM   #5
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Thanks, DivingDuck. The folder that has my books has folders within it, each for an individual author. I'm thinking that's why Calibre can't just copy the lot. There's over 2000 books so you can see why I don't want to do them individually.
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Thanks, DivingDuck. The folder that has my books has folders within it, each for an individual author. I'm thinking that's why Calibre can't just copy the lot. There's over 2000 books so you can see why I don't want to do them individually.
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Size:  8.4 KB, where 'Test' is the current library name.

The advantage of the Export/Import feature is that it will transfer all your libraries and your configuration data (plugins, global settings and tweaks etc). Doing that manually could be tedious, and error prone if you use drag and drop.

I failed finger-painting at pre-school, so I have no idea how to right click on an MS Surface that doesn't sport a mouse and/or a keyboard - maybe you can ask Cortana to do it for you

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I should add that I am now using a Windows tablet so right-clicking is not an option.
Does http://ccm.net/faq/44610-how-to-righ...0-touch-device help with the right click?
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Touch and gently hold down your finger on the selected item (app, shortcut, desktop...) for a couple of seconds. Release your finger to display the right-click context menu.

Double-clicking on a touchscreen device is a breeze. You simply have to double tap on the desired item to execute the double-click.
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Not done anything different but Calibre sees my Calibre folder now. Clicked to add the books but only 300 or so came over. 2000+ in the folder.
Also, when I get the warning of duplicates it stops working unless I accept them being added.

Update: Just got Windows to search .mobi only then put them in a new folder. Nothing but .mobi books in there, Calibre doesn't see them.

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Update: Just got Windows to search .mobi only then put them in a new folder. Nothing but .mobi books in there, Calibre doesn't see them.
Which Add Books option did you use?

If all the .MOBI files are in one folder, then you need to use the first option - Add books from a single directory

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