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I have Amazon Kindle installed on Windows 7.
When I open a file, Kindle makes a copy of it at,

C:\Users\<NAME>\Documents\Kindle\

The folder above can be set at Tools -> Options... -> Content
Why does it do that? How can I disable this local-content-caching setting altogether and avoid having two copies of every book?

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It's so you can re-sync at any time afterwards, even if you lose the device & have to get a new one, your purchases are saved locally.

Books are tiny, I wouldn't worry about it.

  • 'the device' is not the PC, it's 'the kindle' – Tetsujin Sep 13 '14 at 18:08
  • What's your point? ... if you lose the kindle & buy another, you have a restore to work from. It's like iTunes, the phone/pad/pod is not the master controller, the compy is. – Tetsujin Sep 13 '14 at 18:13
  • Extra info - if the kindle app is auto-copying to a non-casual-user space, then the original can be discarded [same as iTunes etc] – Tetsujin Sep 13 '14 at 18:16
  • Except it's not a "non-standard" location – Ramhound Sep 13 '14 at 18:48
  • I didn't say 'non-standard' I said 'non-casual-user' - an area deliberately hidden from the less-confident user. – Tetsujin Sep 13 '14 at 18:50

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