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Old 02-08-2024, 12:31 AM   #1
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Open Calibre to Use a Different Library

At startup, is it possible to have Calibre open a different library from the one it is pointing to?
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Old 02-08-2024, 12:44 AM   #2
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calibre --with-library "C:/path/to/other/library/folder"
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Old 02-08-2024, 12:47 AM   #3
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Have you tried opening calibre from a command line (or using a batch/script file) with either the --with-library or --library-path option?

Under Windows, the command line would look something like:

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"C:\Program Files\Calibre2\calibre.exe" --with-library D:\Calibre_Library\Cantrip
Please note that this will set the default library to Cantrip the next time you open calibre.
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Old 02-08-2024, 01:06 AM   #4
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Sorry, forgot to say I'm on a Mac. My difficulty was that I couldn't get Calibre to start as the library was on OneDrive and as I am on a new computer, the files hadn't synced, so calibre couldn't open.

However, I solved the problem by changing the metadata file name on OneDrive so when Calibre started, it created a new library. Was then easy to switch libraries to my backup copy on my new disk.
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Blech! Have you not seen any of the posts in these forums about having your library on a network drive?

It's when not if your library will be corrupted.

Backup your library to OneDrive or other cloud storage from your local copy.
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