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To recover Calibre library from backup?

Assume your OSX's SSD broke but you have backup in Time-machine and your spare computer is now only Linux, for instance Debian 8.1. I opened a thread about the issue also to Calibre's forum here. How ...
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Where do “Modern UI” Windows apps store data? Can they share it with desktop programs?

The “Modern UI” (i.e. app) version of Dropbox has default behavior like that of Dropbox for Android – it show the files, but does not download them until they are clicked on or favorited. Presumably ...
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Search for a specific file in a set of folders. If that file is the only one in the folder, delete the folder

I have a very large eBook library. The structure is as follows: /Library /Author Name /Book Name /{.pdf .mobi .epub eBook files}, {.opf metadata files}, {.jpg book cover files} ...
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To search contents of books in Calibre

The manual says that you can search a book, here. However, I am not sure if this is about its content. I have not managed to find a way to search the content in OSX's Calibre in Yosemite 10.10.3. ...
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Calibre's CHM conversion from PDF

I am trying to convert PDF to CHM. However, I see only these fileformats in the output dialog: Nothing of these is CHM. However, some may be similar. HTMLZ I did a conversion to HTMLZ which ...
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convert epub to pdf with original (print) formatting?

I really hate .epub format. I have tried several online and downloaded tools to convert some .epub books I have to PDF, but it still is unsatisfactory as the original page breaks are not preserved and ...
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How to copy book details from Calibre?

I would like to copy book information (at least book title and author) from Calibre using Ctrl + C into any text editor. For example, the output could be like this: Charles Dickens - Great ...
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How to add edition to ebook title when saving ebook to disk using Calibre?

I want to include the edition, e.g., (4th ed), in the file names of my ebooks. How can I do this in Calibre?
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How to download EPUBs from Calibre with iPhone?

Straightforward way is not working. I have installed Calibre on my Ubuntu server and loaded 1 book to it. Initially it was FB2 format, but Calibre was able to convert it to EPUB. Now I AM ABLE to ...
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When Converting PDFs, Newlines Become Paragraphs

I'm attempting to use Calibre to convert a book-length PDF to a .mobi format for reading on my Kindle. When I do this, however, every line from the original ends up as being a standalone paragraph in ...
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“Merging” two books in Calibre's index

I've bought some digital books, and I was supplied with both the PDF and the mobi format. Adding them to Calibre, they are treated as different books, and strangely they also have different metadata ...
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How can i install and launch calibre portable on Windows 7?

I tried downloading and installing calibre portable in a new folder, in the "documents" library on Windows 7. however the program doesn't launch (open) when i double click calibre-portable.ext. ...
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What are the possible tools to convert from pdf to epub?

I know similar questions have been asked before, but before marking it as duplicate, let me explain. I just bought a .pdf ebook online and would like to have it as a .epub instead. I usually use ...
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Calibre. Link book's source code

All my programming books are stored in Calibre and many of them have source code with examples. Can I link book with source code examples for this book in Calibre? Specific example: I have this ebook ...
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How do you toggle the sidebar and topbar in Calibre to create a clutter free viewing area for a document?

At one time this was not possible at all in Calibe. Is it possible now and what are the steps one would take to toggle the sidebar?
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Converting pdf ebooks that has java code to kindle format

I tried kindle's username@free.kindle.com, calibre, mobipocket creator and none of them work with the book that has java/html css code in it. Am I the only one who is facing this situation or are ...
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How to read ebooks in continuous scrolling mode and save highlights?

I'm looking for a way to manage my academic workflow for reading e-books in .epub or .mobi formats on OSX. My requirements: - continuous scrolling mode - ability to highlight text (e.g. in yellow, ...
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Using Calibre to insert metadata for iTunes PDF books

I'm looking for a quick way to add/edit metadata for PDF books. I'm hoping that there's already a program out there (I really don't want to write it myself) to search and insert metadata into PDF ...
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How to convert DJVU's to PDF in calibre?

Im trying to use Calibre to upload some ebooks to my Kobo ebooks reader. When trying to do that, Calibre first tries to convert the file to EPUB but fails in this step. The uploaded files are EPUB ...
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How to convert calibre (cbr) to pdf format in Linux?

I have a comic strip book in cbr (Calibre?) format. How can I convert it to pdf in my Ubuntu 12.04? I tried to install calibre hoping that it is able to do so. But it seems to be buggy and does not ...
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Does informing your destination hardware impact on ebook convertion on Calibre?

If I connect my Kindle Fire to the computer, Calibre gives me an option to convert to Kindle Fire mobi format. Is this different from just asking to convert to mobi? I don't want to connect my ...
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How do I transfer books and news articles to my Kindle device from my computer?

I want to transfer books and news articles from my computer to my Kindle. I did some research and found that I can use a program called Calibre. However, I noticed that Calibre emails the content ...
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Which converting format of Calibre will keep a MOBI ebook's formatting together? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can DRM-free Kindle books still be read on the Kindle app for PC? I've got a MOBI/Kindle book and I want to convert it to a format that's easy to markup, make notes etc. ...
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How to combine different editions of the same book in Calibre?

I have the first and second editions of the same book with me. If I include them in Calibre, they are shown as separate entities. Rather, I want them to be shown together (like, how files of the ...
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How to completely remove Calibre under Linux?

I installed calibre manually under Debian Linux Squeeze. Compare to its functionality, the mime-type problem of calibre drives me crazy! It associates almost everything with itself! Almost everything ...
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How do I catalog/access eBook files in their original location?

I am looking for a way to assign tags to existing .pdf's (or other ebook files formats) without having to modify/move/copy any of them, on Windows. This is due to me already having them in an ...
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Are there any ways to limit the resource usage of Calibre?

I'm trying to upload a collection of books to my Kindle using Calibre and its resource usage is through the roof: While its usage of all my cores is impressive, this may be a bit extreme. Is there ...
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Export import calibre database

I am using calibre for my e-book management software. Is there any way to export import whole database (Tags, tiles, authors list), so that I can import to another machine?
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why can't I open a port on Win 7? is it the app's fault?

I am having problems opening a port from one Windows PC on my local network. On Windows 7 computer ("Computer A") I running Calibre, an ebook management program that has something called an "ebook ...