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Posted on Mar 8, 2012 11:03:28 PM PST
Another thing about being retired and owning a Kindle....you do not expect it to connect to everything but NASA to give you wall your wants. Having the Fire gives you all your needs, a book a few games, some magazines my pics from Facebook and the wonderful security of knowing I have 200.00 if I need to replace it again. I was also able to share my books from my older Kindles and have them on hand for research. I also share my books with my sons, I can highlight items from magazines that I want to save for the future.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2012 6:27:05 PM PST
Diane says:
how do you send mulltiple books from one Kindle to another Kindle? or from Kindle Mac to a Kindle device?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2012 7:12:51 PM PST
Pat M. says:
Downloaded to my PC fine.... but the book has forms available to copy and use. I can read the book but can not print the forms. When I get to the page it shows a patch that has "copy" as a choice but nothing happens. Any suggestions? Pat Mac

Posted on Mar 9, 2012 7:20:56 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 9, 2012 7:24:48 PM PST
Joan Long says:
Hi Diane,

All of your Amazon purchased books may be found under your Manage Your Kindle page. They are all archived in your Cloud. On your Kindle, go to Menu, View Archived Items, search for the book you wish to have on your Kindle and download it from the archives.

Posted on Mar 9, 2012 7:27:29 PM PST
Joan Long says:
Hi Pat,
I am assuming that you can view a form with your K4PC app. Can you highlight the form and then Copy it with the app's Copy feature and then put it in MSWord with CTRL V and print it?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2012 7:58:05 PM PST
Pat M. says:
Thanks for the suggestion. I will try it right away. Pat

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 5:53:21 AM PST
Diane says:
thanks for the reply. my question was that how does one send books from one device to another in a batch mode? I would like to sync all my Collection Bins between my Kindle 2nd Gen and the new Kinde Touch. To do so, my understanding is that I will have to dearchive all my books (over 1000 of them), then import the Collection Bins from the old device to the new. This means I will have to click (download) several thousand times. Going to Manage Your Kindle Page only allows me to select one book at a time (also several thousand clicks). Anyone has an easier fix?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 6:10:01 AM PST
Bailey Sue says:
@Diane: I can't test this out because I only have one USB cord, but...

Can you attach both Kindles to your PC via USB cords. Then view both of them as "hard drives." Copy/paste the books from one to the other using Windows Explorer, several books or collections at one time?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 6:33:51 AM PST
@Bailey Sue and Diane: You cannot do this. Amazon encodes each book to the specific device it was sent to. If you copy a Kindle book from one Kindle to another it will not open on the second Kindle. Books must always be downloaded from Amazon to each device.

There is NO bulk download capability, I'm afraid. You have to select and download your books to your new device one by one.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 7:00:09 AM PST
Dancing Lawn says:
I am really enjoying this feature! Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 8:45:13 AM PST
whoops says:
I too, have sold many kindles. They should put me on the payroll, lol... Did you get an answer to your question and what are you reading right now?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 10:55:16 AM PST
Hurry hurry with this info for us Mac users!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 4:17:34 PM PST
Diane says:
thank you for your response. It is really inconvenient and disappointing not having the capability to handle the entire Collection bins or multiple books in a batch mode. How does one go about synchronizing among Kindle devices then? iPad can do so seamlessly.

Posted on Mar 10, 2012 4:28:19 PM PST
Joan Long says:
Diane,

If you have 2 Kindles and want to have books from one to appear on the other, they should all have transferred over when you registered your 2nd Kindle. Call Customer Service and I am sure they can help you.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 5:13:07 PM PST
Diane the Fire is not an iPad. How can you compare a product that is 1/3rd the price of iPad to an iPad? You are trying to compare apples to oranges (Pun not intended).

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 6:46:32 PM PST
Diane says:
thanks Joan. Unfortunately i have had numerous conversations with Customer Service and was told it cannot be done and i must down load from archive items one by one. :-(

Posted on Mar 10, 2012 8:17:33 PM PST
Bailey Sue says:
I guess I don't see what the big issue is. You can't read all 1000 books at the same time. They are all readily available to you in The Cloud whenever you want/need them.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 8:08:25 AM PDT
Diane says:
Dear Sue,
I agree that I do not need all 1000 books at my finger tips. The big deal is that I want all my collection bins (and their respective contents) synchronized on both Kindle devices. In order to set up the same collection bins on the new device, one cannot import them from the old device without having had all of these contents already loaded on the new device, therefore, the necessity of downloading all of the archive items onto the new device first. So say if I have 100 "Keepers" in 20 Collection Bins, I will have to individually download them from Archive items onto the new Kindle before I can import the Collection Bins from the old Kindle. So to state my question again, 1. Is there a smarter way of doing this other than thousands clicks? It is a big deal to find 100 individual books (either from the old Device/Archive or Managing Your Kindle/page by page) and several clicks for each book. and 2. is there a way to synchronize contents among Kindle devices, not just the last page read of a particular book?

I am not very good with computers but I know it is a standard feature to select/transfer/delete/copy multiple documents in bulk in many applications. Does Kindle, device or Kindle PC/Mac, have this capability?

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 11:11:03 AM PDT
Bailey Sue says:
Your problem, Diane, is your misconception that your Kindle IS A COMPUTER. Several people here have indicated that what you want to do is not possible. You can obsess over over this perceived shortcoming of the device...or you can move on.

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 1:43:36 PM PDT
Diane says:
Thanks Sue. Your point is well taken. It seems that the discussion group members and Customer Services do not know of a quicker way of getting two Kindle devices synced in bulk. So you are telling me what I try to accomplish is like moving books from one room to another: I will have to pluck the books one by one from the shelf, box them up, move them to another room, and then shelf them one by one in the new room in the order of my preference. Whoa!

I never had this problem with my Kindle 2nd Generation because it has been sturdy for years. I wonder if Kindle users go through this long process when they move from an old Kindle device to a new one? In my case, I have gone through three Kindle Touch devices in two months (the first two were defective for different reasons, I am trying out the third one now).

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 2:40:43 PM PDT
F. Linton says:
Diane, I don't know whether what I'm about to propose stands any chance of working, nor whether you already have gone about -- or wouldn't mind -- installing Amazon's Kindle-emulator software "Kindle For PC" on your computer. But if you do (or will) have that software installed, AND (big if (!)) IF it and all the actual Kindle devices you do or did own are registered under the same Amazon Kindle user ID / password combination, then (but NOT otherwise!) I suspect it should be possible to do the following:

1) either 1a) or 1b) below:

1a) run the Kindle For PC software, and see whether Kindle For PC itself won't be willing to synchronize from your Archive (try the various options under the menus -- perhaps Tools > [Sync and check for new items] or File > [Import Collections ...] or the funny double-arrow graphic next to the label "LIBRARY" near the top left). If that works, skip 1b), go do step 2); but if it doesn't work, try the following step 1b) instead:

1b) from being logged in to your Kindle account page where you can see your archive, get copies of everything there (or of your top 100, or whatever) sent to your Kindle For PC storage area on your hard drive (usually a subfolder called My Kindle Content of your Documents folder), and then (quite possible the next day, if it takes as long as I suspect):

2) with USB cable connecting the Kindle to your computer, with the Kindle's documents folder open in one Windows Explorer window and your hard drive's My Kindle Content folder open in another, drag and drop to the former from the latter to your heart's content.

So long as both the Kindle device to whose documents folder you are dragging the book files to and the Kindle For PC software are registered to the very same user ID / password combination, I think that should work, with the Kindle device perfectly happy to open its newly arrived content.

Be aware, though, that step 1a), if it works, can take a whole long time,
particularly as a single book can take a couple of minutes to arrive, so 100 books can drag out for well over an hour, and 1,000 books to the better part of an entire 24-hour day :-) . Same for the alternative step 1b).

Be aware also that, even at only 1 megabyte per book, 1,000 books will easily fill a good gigabyte of space (or even more) on your hard drive -- and I have no idea whether your Kindle device can hold anywhere near that much data at all (!).

HTH. Good luck. --.

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 3:27:48 PM PDT
Bailey Sue says:
I already suggested that, Linton. But somebody earlier in the discussion said you can't copy/paste using Windows Explorer from one kindle device to another (assuming the "Kindle for PC" is considered a Kindle device).

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 6:19:05 PM PDT
Nope, won't work. As I explained earlier, Amazon encodes each book not only to the account it belongs to, but to the specific device it was downloaded for. If you move an Amazon book from one device to another (including the apps), it will not open.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 7:18:51 PM PDT
Diane says:
Hello Bruce,
But one can go to Manage Your Kindle and send books among one's registered devices including Kindle PC/Mac. It is not a bother have I had a handful of books to move around. Does it mean under one account, one book can reside in and be opened and read by multiple devices? If so, why will Sue and Linton's idea not work?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 7:53:10 PM PDT
F. Linton says:
I'm sure you're right, Bailey Sue, about copying between Kindle devices.

But I'm happy to have been able to copy freely, in either direction, between the Kindle 3 (w/ keyboard), that my spouse uses, and the My Kindle Content folder, on my hard drive, that my Kindle For PC uses -- freely, and at will.

As to whether or not the Kindle For PC qualifies as a "Kindle device," I'll leave that for resident Kindle Forum Pro, Bruce Boyle, to determine -- I'm not up for that tango :-) .

Cheers, --.
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