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Initial post: Jul 23, 2012 12:14:20 PM PDT
Where can I locate sample books after a factory restore? Understand there is a website that slows a history and download of all your kindle content.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 12:18:58 PM PDT
A. Customer says:
If I understand your question correctly, you should be able to access that from this page. If you go to the 'Your Account' tab in the top right it should take you to a page which will have an option to 'Manage your Kindle' - anything you have downloaded to your kindle should be there. Is that what you meant?

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 12:19:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 23, 2012 12:20:32 PM PDT
Brie says:
If you are talking about the book samples (~10% of the book): As far as I know you have to redownload those individually from the product page. They aren't tracked.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 6:24:26 PM PDT
Except sample books! I use them as writing prompts and lost a whole year's worth because of an ambitious. uninformed tech.....not happy!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 6:55:13 PM PDT
Scamp says:
I sympathize with you, Georgia. I lost a lot of things, like books I had carefully selected from a too-big archive to read, and several samples of books I was really interested in possibly buying. Also I had a long list of books that I had already read on my Notepad app (and didn't back it up).

Now, I still get samples of books on my 'possible buy' list, but I'm back to pen and paper to really keep track of stuff. For those who don't remember what pen and paper is, please google it. :)

(What happened, you may ask? Well, my Kindle basically leaped off of a shelf, inched its way along the floor, and placed itself directly in front of a heavy cart I was wheeling into my home. Amazon was skeptical about the story. [what?] Still they replaced it for half price. :P)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2012 9:44:43 AM PDT
A. Customer says:
I'll bet. Sorry I couldn't be of any help Georgia :(

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2012 2:27:15 PM PDT
But you did! You cared!

The rest will iron itself out eventually. In the meantime, my kindle is back up and working. Guess I wasn't supposed to read the samples or we need to make Amazon understand how important sample tracking is to customers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2012 2:31:09 PM PDT
Wow! Suggestion....try Evernote to store the sample list. Learned more about it yesterday and discovered I can store my clips there too..

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2012 2:58:34 PM PDT
Scamp says:
Thanks for the tip, Georgia. Actually the Notepad app works fine. The problem is I get lazy about backing up. Also, if I keep the backup on my computer, then something could also go wrong with that. And I am not exactly the 'back up' queen. lol

Is Evernote something that gets stored in cyber space or is it on your system?

A solution I might try (and have been doing on a lesser scale with series books in order) is to e-mail documents (using your Kindle address) to the archives with lists on them. They *are* backed up in the cloud now (didn't used to be). When you update a new list, you can delete the old copies. The cloud keeps them no matter what happens to your Kindle device or your computer.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2012 8:11:35 PM PDT
Both! That is why I like it. Assurance plus access from anywhere and FREE :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2012 9:01:56 PM PDT
Scamp says:
Free is the right price! Sounds worth checking out. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2012 3:59:00 PM PDT
King Al says:
Or you could set up a separate wish list for your samples.
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