[LMB] AKICOT:L Transferring a Kindle app to a new computer

Rebecca Price becca at di.org
Tue May 1 13:57:57 BST 2018


You need version 1.7 kindle for PC for the deDRM Apprentice Alf plugins to
work.

On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 8:55 AM, Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>
wrote:

> On Tue, May 01, 2018 at 12:50:03PM +0100, Marc Wilson wrote:
> > On Tue, 1 May 2018 06:31:07 +0000 (UTC), "M. Haller Yamada"
> > <thefabmadamem at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > >I've found plenty of stuff on the internet about transferring old
> Kindle contents to a new Kindle, but my problem is a little different: I
> have a
> > >Kindle app on a Toshiba Dynabook. And about ten days ago, I spilled a
> little water onto the broken shift key of said Dynabook. Last time I
> > >checked, I could get into the data of the Toshiba Dynabook (with a USB
> mouse and a USB keyboard), but it's a bit wonky. Sometimes I can't
> > >click on the file I want to copy; lots of silly messing around because
> the keyboard is still interfering.
> > >
> > >SO, I've got a new computer. I want to transfer my Kindle app contents
> (complete with annotations) to my new computer. It's possible that I
> > >might have a proper back-up (I think I saved the entire C: drive).
> >
> > If you can find the files, that might be the simplest thing.
> >
> > >Can it be done? Or do I need to install a new Kindle app? And what
> about my annotations? Do I need to tediously copy them, one by one?
> >
> > They should be synced with your Kindle account, shouldn't they?
> > >
> > >Particularly, I'm worried about the last Penric, because I didn't
> update the book (when you update the book, you lose the annotations).
> > >
> > >Has anyone done this?
> > >
> > >And if you think I need to set up Calibre, or some other program, can
> you point me to an easy beginner tutorial/link/article?
> >
> > Are all these books bought from Amazon?  If so, you should be able to
> > simply re-download them all to a PC or Mac.
> >
> > Calibre is pretty straightforward.  Download and install it, and then
> > you can import books from disk or from a device.
> >
> > Never used the PC app, I've always had an actual Kindle.  If you don't
> > have a Kindle, here's a neat tip: get the *cheapest* Kindle ebook device
> > you can, secondhand, whatever, as long as it's barely functional. Attach
> > it to your Kindle account.  Get the serial number from it.  You can then
> > use this, with a third-party plugin, to "sideload" your Kindle content
> > to a PC, and de-DRM it as you load it into Calibre.
>
> Don't even need any kindle at all for that purpose. Just install the
> Amazon Kindle-for-PC program and use it to do the downloads. Just make
> sure it runs on the same machine as your Calibre installation, and voila,
> deDrm will work.
>
> (you do need to install dedrm separately from the Calibre installation.)
> >
> > >Thanks so much for any help. I want to get this done in the next two
> weeks.
> >
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