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[Solved] Opening azw3 files on Kindle for PC.
06-21-2014, 03:26 AM
Post: #1
Opening azw3 files on Kindle for PC.
Very basic question.

I downloaded a azw3 format ebook.
How do I open it in Kindle for PC ?
Am Using Win-7.

History:
I installed Kindle-for-PC from amazon yesterday.
Seems to have installed in C:/Users/xyz/App Data/Local/Amazon/
Am able to start the Kindle appln and view some books I bought ($0.00) long back. But there's nothing like a File -> Open as in Calibre.

The azw3 file i downloaded was initially in D:/ebooks
Tried Right-click and Open-With using the installed Kindle. Didn't work.
Then I moved it to C:/Users/xyz/App Data/Local/Amazon/Kindle for PC
Still doesn't open.

There is one copy of some old Kindle application in C:/Program Files/Amazon/Kindle
I can't remember how it got there. It is proly the one I used to make my "purchase".
The Kindle application there (1 year old) doesn't even start.
I hope/think it is not interfering in any way.

Thanks for any ideas.

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06-21-2014, 04:28 AM
Post: #2
RE: Opening azw3 files on Kindle for PC.
thread moved. /mod

"Yeah. I understand the mechanics of it, shithead. I just don't understand how this is any less retarded than what I'm suggesting." - Kiley; Housebound.
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06-21-2014, 04:43 AM
Post: #3
RE: Opening azw3 files on Kindle for PC.
did you download calibre?[app]

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06-21-2014, 05:23 AM (This post was last modified: 06-21-2014 06:12 AM by radiobox.)
Post: #4
RE: Opening azw3 files on Kindle for PC.
I do have calibre. The ebook opens in it fine. I should have mentioned that.
But I would like to be able to open and read in Kindle if possible.

Solved below problem.
I found the location via kindle Options -> Content :-)
The folder was hidden and the filename as not the book name.

Relatedly, kindle currently displays 6 books under "Downloaded Items"
Am unable to even locate them on the disk !

So, I used 'Manage your Kindle', which took me to amazon and there on the site, under Actions, chose 'Deliver'
It said Delivered. I dunno where the file landed up on my PC. Even did a full file system search by the book name.
Am surely doing something wrong.
Useful links:
http://www.epubor.com/difference-between...topaz.html
http://www.epubor.com/transfer-books-to-...pcmac.html

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06-21-2014, 09:07 AM
Post: #5
RE: Opening azw3 files on Kindle for PC.
what I do is ,drag the file into calibre,connect kindle[shows up on calibre]and then transfer to kindle

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06-21-2014, 10:30 AM (This post was last modified: 06-21-2014 10:43 AM by radiobox.)
Post: #6
RE: Opening azw3 files on Kindle for PC.
It worked ! Either I forgot to restart Kindle or my eyes didn't spot the book.
Simply copy-paste the mobi to "My Kindle Contents". So simple and now it seems obvious.

More detailed steps.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/13169/add...le-for-pc/

Problem solved !!

Ummm OK. I think I get your "deployment scenario". Never used a Kindle device you see :-)

I was reading about it all afternoon and couldn't solve it.

I think this must be your set up.
http://madravings.xtreemhost.com/CalibreInst.htm

I suppose the important step is "Send to Device".
If I had an actual Kindle gadget, I'd probably see that icon in Calibre (picture in above web page).

From my amazon account am able to send/push to my "Kindle for PC" (registered "device"), the books that are in my account. But only those books. Wish I could somehow do it from calibre or somehow.

Ref. Kindle Personal Documents Service:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/d...327B8EF3C9

I even tried simply copying the azw3 and mobi file into the "My Kindle Content" folder and refreshing the view in Kindle.

I suddenly took a liking to the font and layout in Kindle. Hence the experiment.

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06-22-2014, 08:49 PM
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Opening azw3 files on Kindle for PC.
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