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Old 09-23-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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No more Drag and Drop?

I have been using calibre for a few years now, and I love it! However, when I updated to 1.3 (and then 1.4) I can't drag and drop to add files to my library -- it simply doesn't work. I an using a Mac running 10.8.5. Anyone else having this problem?
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
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It works fine on my Win 7 64bit machine.

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I just updated to 1.5 tonight and tried to add books to my library with drag and drop, and I am unable to do it. I was able to in 1.4. When I try to drag and drop, the only indication that I can't do it is the circle with the slash through it in the library listing. I don't have any reader attached. I'm just trying to add using drag and drop.
I can use the Add book function ok, just not drag and drop.

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Old 09-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #4
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Ok, I did a lot more testing, and even tried to 'repair' my install. When that failed, I uninstalled Calibre, and then reinstalled it again. Once I did that, the drag and drop worked again. It seems for some reason, doing the update didn't work properly. The uninstall/reinstall fixed the issue so far for me.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:59 PM   #5
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on W7 (details on side)
Drag n drop (book) to main area works
Drag n Drop a format to Details: just ignored
Drag n Drop a Cover to Details works

With details on Bottom:
Drag n Drop a format to Details: works
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on W7 (details on side)...
Drag n Drop a format to Details: just ignored
Works for me on Win7. I drop prc files from Mobicreator and docx files from Word onto Book details (on left) most days of the week.

Maybe you should do what toomuchreading did, reinstall Calibre

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It's funny, I was thinking that being able to add formats when the book details was in one location, but not another, was probably a bug.
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I've tried to drag and drop an entire folder onto the Calibre main area, but it won't let me. I can drop books (epub files) there, and then it works. However, I've never used drag and drop before, so I can't say if this is the normal behavior or not.

I'm running version 1.5 on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate.
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I've tried to drag and drop an entire folder onto the Calibre main area, but it won't let me. I can drop books (epub files) there, and then it works. However, I've never used drag and drop before, so I can't say if this is the normal behavior or not.

I'm running version 1.5 on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate.
Folder or folder contents
The latter works for me.
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Can you drag & drop a zipped folder with multiple ebooks inside?
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Can you drag & drop a zipped folder with multiple ebooks inside?
Yes, it is allowed
But No, it is not useful. You can't do much with it.
1 Book and format (includes the full set of if HTML) per zip/RAR if you want it treated as a book
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Yes, it is allowed
But No, it is not useful. You can't do much with it.
1 Book and format (includes the full set of if HTML) per zip/RAR if you want it treated as a book
If its a zip or rar full of images, and nothing else, it will be converted (renamed) to a CBZ or CBR - first image will be the cover.

A CBZ can have multiple folders - I think they're used to have multiple comics in a book, eg a year of spiderman. I assume CBR's are similar.

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CBR and CBZ are the exception

Put both a Mobi and a EPUB into a single zip, then add. Calibre just goes and saves the zip. You can't view or convert
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CBR and CBZ are the exception
And where there's an exception then I will probably find it
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That was kind of why I asked. We were having the conversation with BeeTee-Ess, in the Books in .ZIP files thread and wanted to make sure that drag & drop didn't offer different functionality.
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