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Old 04-22-2018, 06:59 PM   #406
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For some reason, Kindle for PC 1.21 installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\Amazon, while the 1.23 update installed in C:\Users\Name\AppData\Local\Amazon instead *while keeping the original C:\Program Files (x86)\Amazon folder and files*, and brought renderer-test.exe back with a vengeance.

Unbeknownst to me because I went to the C:\Program Files (x86)\Amazon directory and saw that renderer-test.exe was still renamed to renderer-test.xxx, the latest eBook I purchased and downloaded was downloaded as a KFX eBook. Upon discovering this, I went searching and that's when I discovered that the 1.23 update was installed in my user directory. Weird.
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:36 AM   #407
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Your strategy worked well for me too!

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Old 05-04-2018, 05:33 AM   #408
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Thanks for that. My finding was slightly different. Seeing these recent posts, I checked and found that everything is installed in C:\Users\Name\AppData\Local\Amazon so the 1.23 update added a new renderer-test.exe right there with my existing renderer-test.xxx. I wasn’t sure if I should just delete the new .exe file, so I changed it to .xxx, and since it is in same folder as .xxx, I now have a renderer-test.xxx and a renderer-test (2).xxx. I would think I could just delete one of them, but have not. Anyone?
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:06 AM   #409
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...I now have a renderer-test.xxx and a renderer-test (2).xxx. I would think I could just delete one of them, but have not. Anyone?
The reason for renaming renderer-test.exe, instead of just deleting it, is to allow the possibility to rename it back if you decide to re-enable support for KFX format.

When a new version of Kindle for PC is installed it leaves behind the .xxx file from the previously installed version. There is no need to keep that file.
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Old 05-05-2018, 09:28 AM   #410
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Thank you so much. You are the best.
The plugin worked without me having to use any outdated versions.
Now..... If only I can get the DeDRM plugin back.....
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Old 05-14-2018, 04:25 AM   #411
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:11 PM   #412
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Thank you very much for this solution. Very much appreciated.
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:40 AM   #413
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Kindle for Mac is now at 1.23.2. I'm still using 1.14.12 (2012) and am thinking of updating.

Does rename trick still work as with 1.23.1?

Would it be better to hunt down 1.17?

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Old 06-07-2018, 09:32 AM   #414
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Kindle for Mac is now at 1.23.2. I'm still using 1.14.12 (2012) and am thinking of updating.
Version 1.14 is still supported. I don't see any advantage in updating if you plan to disable KFX anyway.

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Does rename trick still work as with 1.23.1?
No one has reported problems with the rename/chmod trick for disabling KFX so far.
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:36 AM   #415
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Does rename trick still work as with 1.23.1?

It does on Mac.



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Old 06-07-2018, 07:38 PM   #416
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Version 1.14 is still supported. I don't see any advantage in updating if you plan to disable KFX anyway.
I installed on another Mac to have a look. App Store description says version is 1.23.2, but what is installed is actually 1.23.3. The Mac I run calibre on is about ten years old and running 10.11, when Amazon gets around to porting to 64-bit, I can imagine it will get left behind. So that is another reason I am looking at updating now.

I’ve only ever used Kindle app to get things into calibre, and never paid much attention to the file extensions it uses, but they are all ‘.azw’ in this version. I take it these are ‘KFX’, though I don’t know how y’all have made that determination. Yes, I see hyphenation and left-justification but there are any number of ways to implement that without having it relate to a file format.

I also almost never read books on my MacBook, but if I were ever do so, I’d want to use the latest version, it has a little more polish to it than 1.14 (I should hope so).

It seems easy enough to move/rename render-text when I want to import things to calibre. Could automate it with a script (calibre has a CLI right?).
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:19 AM   #417
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I’ve only ever used Kindle app to get things into calibre, and never paid much attention to the file extensions it uses, but they are all ‘.azw’ in this version. I take it these are ‘KFX’, though I don’t know how y’all have made that determination.
You can determine whether or not a book is in KFX format in Kindle for PC/Mac by examining files in the content folder. Each book will be in a separate subfolder named by the ASIN of the book. Books in KFX format will have a DRM voucher file named something like "amzn1.drm-voucher.v1.f693cd65-a272-454d-967a-5c2073b6e605.voucher" in their folder.

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It seems easy enough to move/rename render-text when I want to import things to calibre. Could automate it with a script (calibre has a CLI right?).
It takes a few steps to turn KFX support on or off. Basically you need to exit the Kindle for PC/Mac program, enable/disable render-test (using rename on PC or chmod on Mac), restart the program, delete any books you want to switch formats on, and then re-download those books.
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You can determine whether or not a book is in KFX format in Kindle for PC/Mac by examining files in the content folder. Each book will be in a separate subfolder named by the ASIN of the book. Books in KFX format will have a DRM voucher file named something like "amzn1.drm-voucher.v1.f693cd65-a272-454d-967a-5c2073b6e605.voucher" in their folder.



It takes a few steps to turn KFX support on or off. Basically you need to exit the Kindle for PC/Mac program, enable/disable render-test (using rename on PC or chmod on Mac), restart the program, delete any books you want to switch formats on, and then re-download those books.
Thanks, I do see the voucher files, and the steps are exactly what I’d expect.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:44 PM   #419
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Hi, I've updated to Kindle 1.23.50133 (Windows) and had the same problem: couldn't open books (I downloaded some books with Prime Reading) with Calibre anymore.
I uninstalled everything (books included) and re-installed Kindle 1.17.1.44183 (luckly I had a copy), downloaded books again and this time they could all be opened with Calibre.
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The DeDRM tools are intended for books you own, not borrowed ones. The script for KFX files blocks Prime and other borrowed/rented Kindle books.
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