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Initial post: Feb 22, 2011 9:55:21 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 22, 2011 10:06:46 AM PST
cak says:
I've downloaded a number of books through the "personal document" approved email. Most of these documents are actual ebooks that were in another format than AZW, therefore I did not actually buy them on the kindle store. Is there any way to get these books on the Kindle for PC? And use the sync feature? So far I have no idea how to get these documents to my Kindle for PC. Thanks.

Posted on Feb 22, 2011 10:16:48 AM PST
Yasmin S says:
Save them to your computer and they should automatically open in K4PC when you double-click them. To make them sync'able, however, you'd have to convert them to mobi format using Calibre (they made that feature available in the 0.7.44 update). Syncing of non-Amazon books only works for the 'last page read'; annotations etc will not sync.

Posted on Feb 22, 2011 10:23:22 AM PST
cak says:
Thanks, is there anyway to save them to your computer from I dont have the physical ebook files on the computer that I'm currently using.

Posted on Feb 22, 2011 10:24:13 AM PST
flipoid says:
As far as I know, you cannot even sync "last page read" with non-Amazon books, because they're not stored on Amazon's server.

cak, for how to get them to open in Kindle for PC, just either double-click them, as Yasmin says, or drag them to your "My Kindle Content" folder that's inside the "My Documents" (or "Documents," depending on which version of Windows you use) folder. Next time you launch the Kindle for PC program, they will automatically show up on your Home page.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2011 10:25:08 AM PST
flipoid says:
cak, if you have access to the email you were sent saying the files were converted, you should be able to save them to the computer you're currently using.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2011 10:29:14 AM PST
cak says:
oh, good point... sometimes I get so frustrated with these things I forget the obvious... I'll try saving them on my computer from my email then opening them up in Kindle for PC. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2011 10:29:28 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 22, 2011 10:30:10 AM PST
Yasmin S says:
Do you still have the emails that were sent to you when they were converted? Amazon doesn't store the files, so you either need to get them back from the other computer or send them through again.

ETA: sorry, I didn't realize flipoid had already answered :blush:

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2011 10:36:10 AM PST
Yasmin S says:
"As far as I know, you cannot even sync "last page read" with non-Amazon books, because they're not stored on Amazon's server." - you can, with Calibre. I used to do it with the Mobi2Mobi GUI (from the MobileRead site) but now that Calibre has added the feature it is much easier, as it is done automatically when a book is converted to mobi format

Posted on Jun 3, 2012 1:55:56 PM PDT
When I go into "manage Kindle" I can see my personal documents and download them on my cell phone and my tablet, but I cannot download them on Kindle for PC; why is that and is there a way to do this?

On the cell phone and the tablet the documents are perfectly synched with my Kindle itself, at least in terms of going to the last page read.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012 2:10:50 PM PDT
You can't send personal documents to the Kindle, but you can open the files if you put them in My Kindle Documents folder on your PC and read them in the Kindle for PC app. However, your notes/highlights and your location from your other devices will not sync.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012 4:24:36 PM PDT
Thanks. I ended up converting the Word documents into plain text and then using Calibre to convert the plain text files into Mobi for Kindle, and then copied the Mobi files into the "My Kindle" folder -- then, after restarting the Kindle app (although I'm not sure that step was really necessary) I was able to search for the files and open them within Kindle for PC.

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 11:40:03 PM PDT
K. McCulloch says:
In the 'manage your devices' screen on Amazon, my kindle for iphone has a 'Send-to-Kindle E-mail Address', but my kindle for PC doesn't, nor does there seem to be a way to add one.

In my library I have a kindle book that I didn't buy from amazon, but used the 'send to kindle' function to have it sent to my phone. It shows in my library as a personal document, which I can send to the other iphone on my account (my husband's), but I can't send it to my PC. Is there anyway to get the send-to-kindle email address for the kindle-for-pc app?

Posted on Sep 19, 2013 12:09:48 PM PDT
I have a similar problem. A friend of mine sent a pdf to my @kindle personal documents. I can get the pdf to my kindle, but would love to have it on a larger screen so it would be easier to read. How can I get it to my Kindle for PC? I don't myself have the file, and I can't find a way to have Amazon send the file to my Kindle PC (but it can re-send it to my Kindle). My friend has of course already deleted the file...

Thanks for your help!

Posted on Sep 19, 2013 12:18:52 PM PDT
Download the file (use download and transfer via computer) to your pc, and put it in the My Kindle Content folder. It will open just fine, but not sync with the other devices.

This advice has already been posted multiple times in this thread.

Read the whole thread, people!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2013 2:36:40 PM PDT
How do I download the file from Amazon to my computer?

I believe the download mentioned earlier was from an email and not from Amazon directly.
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