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Old 02-04-2018, 09:03 PM   #1
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Question Can I put ALL ebooks in one place on my Mac?

I have ebook files scattered all over the place and it's really confusing. I can't locate where on my MacBook Air my Amazon ebook library is.

The Kindle app on my Mac (High Sierra) says:

chipahoy/Library/Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content.

However, there are only a few ebooks listed there, and my Amazon ebook library is a few hundred files.

There are also ebook files located at:

Kindle/Data/Library/Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content/

and

Library/Containers/com.amazon.Kindle/Data/Library/Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content

Then, I have my Calibre library. Can I have them all in one place, like where my Calibre library is? What is the best way to designate where they should go, and will it be recognized by Amazon?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:34 AM   #2
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the library folder is hidden. Right clip finder in bar, select go to folder, then type in library/...

You should open the kindle app on your mac, delete all the books on the device, redownload, they should be in one folder.
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:02 PM   #3
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I realize the library folder is hidden. Are you saying to just delete the books via the kindle app on the Mac, or first plugging in the device to the Mac, then deleting from the device? Re-download titles to the device from which location? As I mentioned, I have ebook files in several places on my Mac.
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If you've located the several places where ebooks want to live, you could create a new folder (elsewhere, wherever you want it). Inside it, put an alias (link) to all the other locations. Thus, other apps keep their books in the default place and you've no work to do, but you can still easily find them all.
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The Kindle app will only show downloaded titles on your computer. Do you use Kindle for Mac? If so, you should see all your Amazon titles, both in the cloud and on your Mac, that you purchased via Amazon. You can download each one for a local copy in your "My Kindle Content" folder.

Kindle for Mac will not store titles purchased from non-Amazon vendors. However, you can set up Calibre to import all your "My Kindle Content" files automatically. Next, import all your other purchases to your Calibre library. It may take a little to first consolidate all your titles, but then, moving forward, everything is in one place and it is easy to import new purchases.

Calibre contains all my ebooks, regardless of where they were purchased. I then keep a backup of the Calibre library in case of computer failure.

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The OP already uses Calibre (he's asked questions on the Calibre forum). I am, therefore, slightly puzzled by this thread!
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:51 AM   #7
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Then, I have my Calibre library. Can I have them all in one place, like where my Calibre library is? What is the best way to designate where they should go, and will it be recognized by Amazon?

Thanks for any help.
If you remove your Kindle books and application, then re-install and re-download, your Kindle library should end up in one location.

I'm not sure if you mean to combine your calibre and Kindle libraries in one location? Neither calibre nor the Kindle app would be happy with such an attempt.

Though I'm not quite sure what this is doing in the Kindle Fire area.
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Thank you for replying to my post. Sounds like the easiest option, that is uninstalling and reinstalling my Kindle books and library.

Just curious as to why putting my library for Kindle and Calibre in the same directory is not a good idea ?

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If you remove your Kindle books and application, then re-install and re-download, your Kindle library should end up in one location.

I'm not sure if you mean to combine your calibre and Kindle libraries in one location? Neither calibre nor the Kindle app would be happy with such an attempt.

Though I'm not quite sure what this is doing in the Kindle Fire area.
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Because Calibre's library folder is a "black box". Don't add anything to it. Don't delete anything from it.

And why are you asking this in the Kindle Fire forum?
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Again, just make a folder and POINT to both of those areas. Neither program (kindle or Calibre) wants anybody touching their files. But this way you can look at the files, and readily remember where they are.
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Again, just make a folder and POINT to both of those areas. Neither program (kindle or Calibre) wants anybody touching their files. But this way you can look at the files, and readily remember where they are.

That is a great idea, thank you.
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