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patpowers1995

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Re: All My Kindle Notes Have Vanished, Costing Me Hours of Proofreading
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 8:48 AM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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My notes and marks are NOT showing in the Kindle Fire copy, that's the whole problem. There's just a header. If I still had my notes and marks, I could do what I originally intended to do: open up my Kindle Fire and use it to locate the errors I found, then fix them in my desktop HTML file. Easy-peasy.

It occurred to me that what you and other are suggesting is that if I transferred my Kindle Fire version of the book back over to my desktop, the notes might be recoverable. So I tried that. No luck. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
jtbigtoad

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Re: All My Kindle Notes Have Vanished, Costing Me Hours of Proofreading
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 8:55 AM   in response to: patpowers1995 in response to: patpowers1995
 
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Yes, now I understand!

What I can't figure out is WHY the Notes Disappeared from your Kindle?

What type of file did you move to the K fire??

What is its "Pedigree?"

JT

;)

This post is very flaky to answer questions to...
patpowers1995

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Re: All My Kindle Notes Have Vanished, Costing Me Hours of Proofreading
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 10:52 AM   in response to: projecthobo in response to: projecthobo
 
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Well I didnt really connect my Kindle to my PC prior to the notes vanishing. The plan was to use the kindle to locate the errors and fix them in the HTML file on my desktop computer that was used to create the ebook. So there was no link between the PC and the Kindle when it happened, or prior to it happening. It's a pure D kindle problem.

Edited by: patpowers1995 on Apr 12, 2013 10:57 AM
patpowers1995

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Re: All My Kindle Notes Have Vanished, Costing Me Hours of Proofreading
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 10:57 AM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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It was a Kindle content file, the file that I created via Sigil from my originalt HTML file to upload to the Amazon website. Its icon is a book with bookmark hanging out, like all the other files in my kindle. It is NOT an HTML file if that is what you are thinking. It works perfectly fine on my Kindle Fire ... except for that little notes thing.
patpowers1995

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Re: All My Kindle Notes Have Vanished, Costing Me Hours of Proofreading
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 10:58 AM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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I know just how you feel!
patpowers1995

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Re: All My Kindle Notes Have Vanished, Costing Me Hours of Proofreading
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 11:00 AM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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I just ported the Sigil file from my desktop computer to my Kindle HD. And left it there. As I explained in another post, I didn't hook up my Kindle to my desktop computer at all after I ported the file over.
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Re: All My Kindle Notes Have Vanished, Costing Me Hours of Proofreading
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 12:07 PM   in response to: patpowers1995 in response to: patpowers1995
 
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HMMMMMM.

I'm assuming that Sigil generated a MOBI file… They too are shown as a little blue book with a bookmark tail.

The Kindle Fire will store personal document type books in two different places – if you hook up your Kindle to your computer, you will see a bunch of folders including one titled "Books" and another titled "Documents".

Your book may be in either one of those.

Now, I am on a PC and you can select the "view" mode for a file and one of those is "Details…" I think MAC computers do the same – I can't remember if you were on a PC or a Mac.

If you click the details, and then click the date column – this will sort the elements by date if it goes oldest to newest you click the date again and they will line up newest to oldest. That MBP file – if it exists should be somewhere in there. You will have to look and see what the name of your book was in the Kindle Fire and that is the name of the book and the MBP file if you stick and MOBI file into the documents and then open it, it gets moved over into the books file, and somehow you may have stored the MOBI file (with the MBP file) in one place and the wrong document in another.

I am really hoping that you will be able to recover your notes and marks MBP file.

JT

;)

Oh my gosh, a long detailed file posted without any trauma drama!

Edited by: jtbigtoad on Apr 12, 2013 12:08 PM
notjohn

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Re: All My Kindle Notes Have Vanished, Costing Me Hours of Proofreading
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 1:13 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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I'm assuming that Sigil generated a MOBI file

Sigil generates epubs! And does it very well indeed....

The book: Notjohn's Guide to Kindle Publishing
The blog: http://notjohnkdp.blogspot.com/
sued2

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Re: All My Kindle Notes Have Vanished, Costing Me Hours of Proofreading
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 1:15 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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Sigil cannot generate a mobi file. It can only generate an epub file.
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Re: All My Kindle Notes Have Vanished, Costing Me Hours of Proofreading
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 1:17 PM   in response to: patpowers1995 in response to: patpowers1995
 
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I'll try this again.

Sigil cannot generate a mobi file. I will only generate an epub file.
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Re: All My Kindle Notes Have Vanished, Costing Me Hours of Proofreading
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 1:18 PM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
 
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We thought this at close to the same time!

:-D
patpowers1995

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Re: All My Kindle Notes Have Vanished, Costing Me Hours of Proofreading
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 1:25 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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It feel a little like we are talking at cross purposes here. But I think I get what you are driving at. You think that since I was able to generate notes on my Kindle copy of my book, there should be a file with those notes in it. I agree. I looked around inside the Kindle and found some notes from various other books I have made notes on, all of them MBP files. There are no MBP files on the Kindle with all the notes I made for the book in question. There IS an MBP file with two or three notes I made today on the book to see if it would generate an MBP file with notes. It did. I suspect that a file existed at one time on my Kindle with those notes, but I have no idea where the went to.
patpowers1995

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Re: All My Kindle Notes Have Vanished, Costing Me Hours of Proofreading
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 1:27 PM   in response to: sued2 in response to: sued2
 
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Good point. It was Calibre I used, not Sigil. I tend to get them confused prolly because I tried both of them for creating ebooks at one time. My mistake.
patpowers1995

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Re: All My Kindle Notes Have Vanished, Costing Me Hours of Proofreading
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 1:28 PM   in response to: sued2 in response to: sued2
 
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Good point. I used Calibre, not Sigil. My mistake. I get them fconfused.
patpowers1995

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Re: All My Kindle Notes Have Vanished, Costing Me Hours of Proofreading
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 1:29 PM   in response to: sued2 in response to: sued2
 
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Good point. It was Calibre I used, not Sigil. I get the names confused sometimes.
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