2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 10, 2014 12:57 PM by Irishdec52

    Organizing "My Files" section (books side-loaded through Calibre)

    openroad

      I finally got Calibre because Adobe Digital Editions is just not recognizing my Nook at all (it was always spotty before, but now completely not seeing it). I only had a couple new books to sideload through Calibre, but also tested out refreshing the cover image on a few that didn't show in the Nook and re-loading those.

       

      I REALLY don't like how a new folder is created with every single book in the "My Files" section. I didn't like it before anyway because you have to click on ANOTHER "My Files" folder within it to get to where PDF books and videos and whatever else is stored. But now it's creating a gigantic mess of folders, when ADE just made one Digital Editions folder with all epub files inside. With the way Calibre does it, I don't even have to remove a book before sideloading the one with updated cover image--because it's creating TWO separate files in different locations.

       

      Is there any way to fix this without manually doing it on my computer? I'd rather have a "Calibre" folder just like the "Digital Editions" folder, and have all side-loaded books go in there instead.

       

      And as long as I'm talking about this, is there a problem with changing the "My Files" folder manually on computer? Ex: If I move the downloads folder, then will my next download auto-create a folder where the original one was, or will it be able to find the new location? This is my first tablet and I'm not really clear if it's that flexible organizationally.

        • Re: Organizing "My Files" section (books side-loaded through Calibre)
          NookGardener

          Have you explored the features of the Calibre Companion app? (Available via GP store.) It might help you do what you want. 

           

          • It seems to "wrap up" the cover and book into one zipped file which are all in one directory. Downside is that they are given gibberishy names, so you have to go through the app to remove things. 
          • If you have a lot to sideload, create "tags" in calibre. These in turn can be used as "shelves" on your device thru the app.
          • Dont have to physically connect your device to your pc (which is a boon for those of us having issues with the mpt protocol.)

           

          Many of the posts on calibre and calibre companion have been tagged already. (Go up to main HD/HD+ forum, look on the right hand side for TopTags -you have to scroll down a bit - and select the tags. It will bring up a list of threads on these topics.)

          • Re: Organizing "My Files" section (books side-loaded through Calibre)
            Irishdec52

            Calibre does create all those folders for each book, but I have mine set to be stored on my pc.  The problem may be coming from the way that you are transferring the books over to the Nook.  In Calibre, right click the title you want to send to device.  Do NOT choose from the top options.  

             

            Go down to "send specific format to."   Then choose from the options of where to send it. When you click that, a "choose format" window opens.  Choose what format you want and only those files will be transferred to the Nook.  It is the easiest way to get the books on the Nook.