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Old 08-04-2019, 06:24 AM   #1
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Question [Kobo Forma] Calibre deleting booking after syncing?

A curious thing is happening and I can't work out why.

Firstly, I have had endless trouble getting my Kobo Forma to connect to my PC and Kobo support was perhaps the most useless support I have ever experienced. In the end I found that one USB port (out of 9 on my computer) works and just one specific cable (not the Kobo supplied one). On my mac, it just worked. Ok, rant over, now onto my Calibre problem!

If I sync books from Calibre to my Kobo, these books end up in the recycle bin. At first I didn't notice and would empty my recycle bin without checking and then wonder why the books were completely disappearing from my Calibre library and computer! Now I realise they are going into the Recycle Bin but I cannot see how or why that is happening. Does anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong?


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When I plug in my Kobo I often get the error from Windows 10 that there is a problem with the device and that it needs to be scanned. When I scan it, it says no problems were found

I have a Kobo Forma, Windows 10, Calibre 3.46 and the following extensions: KoboTouchExtended 3.1.5, KePub Metadata Writer 3.0.3 and Kobo Utilities 2.8.0

Edit: books are stored on a hard drive and I only add books through the Calibre app (by dragging and dropping them into the library in the app)

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Old 08-04-2019, 06:40 AM   #2
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You probably changed the default send to device action to send and delete. Right click the send to device button in calibre and change it back.
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Old 08-04-2019, 07:58 AM   #3
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Thank you! Doing that doesn't replicate the deletion. However, the next time I press 'send to device' (without right clicking and selecting 'send to main memory') it defaults to deleting the book again. Where can I set the default to not delete?
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:28 AM   #4
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In that same right click menu there is an entry named Set default, use it
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:03 AM   #5
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For the USB connection issue what many people have found its that Kobo seems happiest with USB 2 ports and not USB 3.

If you only have USB 3 ports, adding in a legacy USB 2 hub connected to a USB 3 port helps.

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For the USB connection issue what many people have found its that Kobo seems happiest with USB 2 ports and not USB 3.

If you only have USB 3 ports, adding in a legacy USB 2 hub connected to a USB 3 port helps.
Thank you! I don't have USB ports but did try an old Lenovo Keyboard (which has two ports, I assume not USB 3.0) and had zero success.

It's frustrating that there are many people reporting online that they have issues with Kobo and USB 3 but that Kobo will deny there being any issue. It's frustrating as I changed to Kobo to avoid Amazon but their level of service simply doesn't compare.
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