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how to transfer mobi files to Kindle Fire?

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Initial post: Jan 27, 2013 6:21:24 AM PST
MarinkaNYC says:
What am I doing wrong? I'm on this site:, click KINDLE, it downloads on my computer, and then when I click on it, it says it can't open it. How do I redirect it to my Kindle?

Posted on Jan 27, 2013 6:26:09 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
you don't open it, you copy it to your kindle / drag and drop it in the appropriate folder as per the instructions here:

Connect your Kindle Fire to your computer with the USB cable. Your Kindle Fire will appear in the same location on your computer that external USB drives appear. For Windows users, this is typically in the "Computer" or "My Computer" menu. For Mac users, the drive will appear on the desktop. If you've set a Lock Screen Password on your Kindle, you may need to unlock your Kindle Fire device before it can be opened on your computer.
On your Kindle Fire drive, double-click Internal Storage.
On your computer, locate the file you want to transfer and drag and drop it into the applicable content folder inside Internal Storage, such as Video, Music, or Pictures.

there's a video of how to do it on the link

Posted on Jan 27, 2013 6:45:14 AM PST
MarinkaNYC says:

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 6:29:25 PM PST
culpconchick says:
I have a bunch of books that are on my laptop. I would like to transfer them to my Kindle Fire HD. These files are Mobi files, How do I do this?

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 8:25:36 PM PST
Retired EE says:
What CBRetriever just said.

Posted on Dec 29, 2013 3:36:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 29, 2013 3:37:32 PM PST
I am trying to transfer mobi books from my win xp desktop computer to my Kindle Fire HDX and my computer doesn't seem to recognize my HDX. What am I doing wrong?

Posted on Dec 29, 2013 3:43:24 PM PST
Retired EE says:
Still using XP.
Just Kidding.
There have been Kindle Fire compatibility problems reported with XP since the beginning. Do a search on this forum and you will find what has worked for others.

Posted on Jan 19, 2014 8:57:25 PM PST
Nichole Wise says:
I have Windows 8 and the Kindle PC for Windows 8 on my laptop. I purchased a mobi file from another site for Kindle. How can I add this file to my Kindles for PC app?

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 8:08:02 AM PDT
I had a lot of mobi files on my original Fire, and I transferred them via USB to my girlfriend's laptop to a folder, and then copied them from there and sent them via USB to my HDX. But they don't display the book covers/jackets on my HDX scroll like they do on my original Fire. It's kind of frustraTing be cause I don't want it to look like crap. Any tips?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2014 8:52:45 AM PDT
You might need to install the older version of Kindle for PC. I think that the Windows 8 version may have issues with the location for .mobi files. I could be wrong. Check in Kindle for PC, and see what folder is set for the content. You could drag the file into there, restart Kindle for PC, and see if the files show up in your library (not the Cloud). However, you should be able to just double-click on the .mobi file and it should open in Kindle for PC. If not, you can try and add the file association.

Posted on Nov 23, 2014 4:54:53 PM PST
John Orban says:
This is drop dead simple. Just connect the Kindle (doesn't have to be the fire - I'm using the old PaperWhite) via USB as above. Then drag the .mobi file to the "documents" folder. Eject the Kindle and Voila, the book is in your library. I LOVE MY KINDLE!

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 5:43:37 PM PST
L. Dixon says:
My hp laptop will not recognize my kindle fire ( tells me it needs device drivers , that kindles don't have). I'm running windows 8 , anyone else have this problem

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2015 4:06:12 PM PDT
S. Freeman says:
Thank you! First time I'd done that, a bit bewildering at first, but got 'er done! I appreciate your taking the time to post this.
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