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Old 11-27-2023, 04:58 AM   #16
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What spurious authors? I only have actual authors with books on the device there, and I don't even use the sideloaded mode, although I never sync.

I archive all my Kobo purchases, so they wouldn't clutter my devices (I sideload everything, even my Kobo purchases). Perhaps that's why I have no authors with nonexistent books on my Kobos.
See screen shot. This is page 7 of 9, while I have only loaded 13 authors.

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Are there any non-epubs on your reader like images or txt from exported notes? As far as I remember, I had something similar some months ago.
I have only loaded EPUBS
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Old 11-27-2023, 06:57 AM   #17
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Another way to clear out rubbish is to use calibre to delete your eBooks and don't use the delete from the Kobo.
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Old 11-27-2023, 07:18 AM   #18
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Another way to clear out rubbish is to use calibre to delete your eBooks and don't use the delete from the Kobo.
That may clear out some rubbish, but I don't think it will delete the OP's rubbish problem.
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Old 11-27-2023, 07:30 AM   #19
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That may clear out some rubbish, but I don't think it will delete the OP's rubbish problem.
It won't solve the OP's problem now. But using calibre to delete content will delete empty directories going forward.
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Old 11-27-2023, 07:30 AM   #20
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I have just replaced my Clara HD with a Clara 2E. Only to find the Authors tab to be full of C**p (spurious authors with no books), making browsing by author almost unusable. This is either a ploy by KOBO to get you to buy books or when you sync content will be downloads. As I use SideloadMode, the later will never happen.

The question is "What is the (best|easiest|quickest) way to delete them. As my master library is in Calibre on my PC, I don't mind wiping the entire reader, if this will get rid of them.
This should help if you run Windows. https://www.appgeeker.com/resource/h...n-windows.html
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This should help if you run Windows. https://www.appgeeker.com/resource/h...n-windows.html
Again, I don't think that will help with the quoted problem.
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I have just replaced my Clara HD with a Clara 2E. Only to find the Authors tab to be full of C**p (spurious authors with no books), making browsing by author almost unusable. This is either a ploy by KOBO to get you to buy books or when you sync content will be downloads. As I use SideloadMode, the later will never happen.

The question is "What is the (best|easiest|quickest) way to delete them. As my master library is in Calibre on my PC, I don't mind wiping the entire reader, if this will get rid of them.
These excess authors could be empty collections. Try removing them.
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Old 11-29-2023, 01:00 PM   #23
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I haven't had a factory fresh Kobo image to test in a long time. But I seem to remember, the quickest way to get a clean slate without entries that could not be removed, (books that were in my UI but not downloaded/removeable.), was to delete the database file on the kobo. A new file without any ghost entries would get created on reboot.

Since that will remove all bookmarks and reading progress, it might not be a desirable solution for someone who has been using the Kobo, but if setting up a new device in Sideloaded mode, and are faced with unwanted clutter, that's the quickest/easiest way to clear it.
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