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Old 07-18-2016, 10:56 PM   #1
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Books "have no available formats"

It seems that all of the books in one of my calibre libraries have no available format. Therefore, I can't do anything with them. Any idea what could have caused this and/or how I can fix it? The books in my other library are fine.
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:59 PM   #2
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It seems that all of the books in one of my calibre libraries have no available format. Therefore, I can't do anything with them. Any idea what could have caused this and/or how I can fix it? The books in my other library are fine.
1) you created "empty books' (metadata only) using Add Books. This would be a deliberate action, not accidental.

2) You used 'Removed Formats' to delete those 'Extra/left overs' after a conversion.

What would NOT automatically cause that message, would be using the OS to delete a book. The Database still thinks it is there UNTIL you repair it using Library Maintenance . I would expect a Not Found error if this was done

Bottom line is the DB Knows there are no formats. Someone caused them to go away
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Your books might still be in your Recyle bin - you may be able to restore them & re-add them
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Bottom line is the DB Knows there are no formats. Someone caused them to go away
Easy peasy - Select all books, press Alt/Del, select all formats, press Enter. Et voilà, all books have no formats. And no confirmation message dialogue either.

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Your books might still be in your Recyle bin - you may be able to restore them & re-add them
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Yep, if you do the above that's where they'll be - unless if in meantime you emptied it.

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Thanks to all of you and karma all around. Of course, I had hoped for better news, but I should be able to download them. Fun Times. Maybe I'll be more careful next time I'm doing something new - it could happen.
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I discovered a bunch of books in my library with no available formats. They are all within an alphabetical ordered by title swath of books. I have backups for most of them. What's the best way to restore? Since the library is maintained alphabetically by author, it looks as if I'd have to do a book by book search and recover.
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I discovered a bunch of books in my library with no available formats. They are all within an alphabetical ordered by title swath of books. I have backups for most of them. What's the best way to restore? Since the library is maintained alphabetically by author, it looks as if I'd have to do a book by book search and recover.
First: Preferences: adding books: Adding Actions (tab): tick and SET Auto-merge to ignore incoming duplicate (NB remember what to put it back to afterwards)

Now you just (bulk) Add as normal and calibre should attach those that are needed to those entries.
Do figure out: What caused this issue. NEVER change any file or folder in the Calibre Library using the OS.
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