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Old 11-10-2017, 08:20 PM   #1
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New Kindle Paperwhite and Transferring Content

I just received my new Paperwhite after bricking my 2012 - Gen 5 PW. I was pleasantly surprised that all of my personal documents & folders transferred via USB to the new Kindle, keeping all of my notes and highlights. I did not have any of these saved on the Amazon cloud and thought they would only be read by my old Kindle PW. I was prepared to email all of these to my new Kindle and start over on notes and highlights.

From what I've read, I didn't think this was possible.

The same applies for all of my eBooks that weren't protected or purchased from Amazon. I only had some issues with book covers, but Calibre handled that. Bookmarks and Notes were still there after a direct USB transfer. Amazing!

I expected a lot more work to switch to a new Kindle...... I have all of my old Kindle content back on a new one in just an afternoon!
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:03 PM   #2
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Glad everything is working out for you!

How were you able to transfer your documents if your original kindle was bricked? Did you keep a backup on your computer?
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:37 PM   #3
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Yes, I actually use an "imaging" program to image my Kindle 1-2 times a week. It's the same imaging program I use on my computer drives. A really small, compact program from Germany that I have used for years: Drive Snapshot. It has saved my computers and data numerous times!!!

http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/index.htm

It takes less than 1 minute. You can then double click on the image and the contents mounts and opens in a Windows File Explorer window. You can also reinstall the image to the Kindle, but that doesn't really restore your Kindle like it does a computer. There are a number of complicated reasons why it doesn't, but it does get all of the files back on the Kindle; however, the Kindle will not be the same, unlike a computer.
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