An ebook reader application supporting PDF, DjVu, EPUB, FB2 and many more formats, running on Cervantes, Kindle, Kobo, PocketBook and Android devices - koreader/koreader. Kindle hardware has evolved from the original Kindle introduced in 2007 and the Kindle DX (with its larger screen) introduced in 2009. The range includes devices with a keyboard (Kindle Keyboard), devices with touch-sensitive, lighted high-resolution screens (Kindle Paperwhite), a tablet computer with the Kindle app ( Kindle Fire ), and low.
For someone who is new to the Kindle, finding the downloaded Kindle books is not an easy job. Even if you have purchased many kindle books already, I guess many of you have various difficulties in finding your downloaded kindle books on PC, Mac or Android devices. Where are Kindle books stored on PC, Mac, or Android? You will get a complete answer in this article.
Before reading the following part, you need to make sure your kindle books have been downloaded to your devices already.
Video Guide First
Where are Kindle Books Stored on PC?
'Where are kindle for pc books stored?'-- If your kindle books downloaded via kindle for pc, this is the most frequently asked questions. Below is the kindle books location on Windows 10/7/8:
C:Usersyour computer user nameDocumentsMy Kindle Content
Q: Can I change the location of Kindle books on PC?
A: Sure, you can change the Kindle book location. Run Kindle for PC-->Tools-->Options-->Content. Here you will see your current content folder for Kindle books. Click on “Change folder” and select the folder you want to stored kindle books and then click on “Save” button. Your default kindle content path has been changed successfully.
Where are Kindle Books Stored on Mac?
If you are a mac user, you need to know where did you get your Kindle for Mac app? Two situations need to be considered.
Situation 1 If you get your Kindle for Mac from App store and have not changed the default path of your Kindle file location, you will find your Kindle books stored on Mac here:
/Users/Mac user name/Library/Containers/com.amazon.Kindle/Data/Library/Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content
Situation 2 For kindle for Mac installation you downloaded beyond the App stores, such as from Amazon website, or software download websites, you will find the path of 'My kindle content' folder will be totally different.
/Users/Mac user name/Library/Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content
Q: Where are my kindle books stored on Mac catalina?
A: The location for kindle books on Mac catalina is the same as the other Mac version.
Q: Can I change the location of Kindle books on Mac?
A: Sure, you can choose where to store your downloaded kindle books on Mac. Run Kindle for Mac, Click on “Kindle”-->Preference-->General. Then you will find “Content Folder” option, just click on “Change” to change the location of Kindle books on Mac.
Where are Kindle Books Stored on Android?
If you read a lot on your Android smart phone, here are steps to find Kindle books stored on Android device.
Step 1. Connect your Android device to your computer.
Step 2. Your downloaded Kindle titles will be stored at two different places depends on how did you get these Kindle books.
For books purchased from your own Kindle account, the default path is:
This PCAndroid deviceInternal storageAndroiddatacom.amazon.kindlefcfiles
For documents or files you send to your Kindle for Android, when these books has been downloaded, it should be stored here:
The Right Way to Backup Kindle Books
May I ask you one question: why do you want to find the file location of Kindle books? Here is my guess--most of you may want to back up your kindle books. If this is the real purpose for finding your downloaded kindle content, just copying Kindle books from the original folder to another place is not the right method for backing up Kindle ebooks. Why? Because all Kindle books have been protected by Kindle DRM, you cannot access these books without your account authorization.
Therefore, the correct way to back up your kindle books is removing Kindle DRM to get the DRM free books. If you have the DRM-free Kindle books, you do not have to worry about computer crash, Amazon account banned issues, books disappeared from Amazon account etc.
To remove DRM from books downloaded via Kindle for PC/MAC, Epubor Ultimate can be the most powerful tool I want to introduce today. With it, you can remove Kindle DRM and convert kindle books to any other formats.
Just drag the kindle books from left column to the right, the Kindle DRM will be removed. Then select the output format and click on 'Convert to ...', you can get any ebook format. Super easy, right?
Kindle For Mac Pc
Detailed Guide 3 Methods to Remove DRM from Kindle KFX eBooks in 2020
Here are all tips and tricks I want to share with you today. If you have any better tips, please share with us in the comments to benefit more users.
Iris Yan joined Epubor since 2017. She always wants to share everything related to ebook reading and improve your reading journey.
This article talks about how to do Kindle DRM removal on Mac and Windows. Kindle books purchased from Amazon are protected by the DRM (Digital Rights Management) technology. In other words, you can only read them on a Kindle device or a Kindle app, making it impossible to enjoy your purchased books on ebook readers or apps other than the Kindle ones. By using DRM removal software, you can make the impossible possible.
Below are step-by-step instructions on how to easily remove DRM from Kindle books with Epubor Ultimate and Calibre.
- Remove DRM protection from Kindle ebooks
- Support Kindle for Mac/PC and different Kindle e-readers
- Convert Kindle books to EPUB, MOBI, AZW3, TXT and PDF
- Support 13 input ebook formats
- Can batch process multiple books
- Also support ebooks bought from other popular ebook stores
- Also remove Nook DRM
- Easy to use
- Available for Windows and macOS
Method 1. Kindle DRM Removal with Epubor Ultimate
It’s easy and effective to remove DRM protection from Kindle books using Epubor Ultimate.
Step 1. Download and install the software on your Mac or PC.
Step 2. Launch the software. And it will automatically detect the ebooks that have been downloaded to Kindle for PC/Mac or on the Kindle e-reader connected to your computer via USB. The books will be listed in the left sidebar.
Step 3. When you click a book in the sidebar, the DRM removal process will start. Once it is finished, the now DRM-free Kindle book will appear in the window on the right. To decrypt multiple books, just repeat the process.
By clicking the folder icon in the bottom right corner of the interface, you will open the folder where the decrypted Kindle ebooks are stored.
This Kindle DRM removal software program also comes with a conversion feature. If needed, you can also use it to convert the now-decrypted books to EPUB, MOBI, PDF or other desired formats.
A guide to downloading Kindle books to your computer
The guide is important for a successful Kindle DRM removal.
Before performing the steps above, you of course need to get a Kindle book purchased and downloaded first. There is more than one way to do this. Here I talk about one of them.
Step 1. Download Kindle for PC 1.17, regardless of the latest version available. Make sure you get the installer from a source that you trust. Install it.
If you have already installed a higher version such as 1.26 or 1.25, you need to downgrade it.
Step 2. Launch it. From the menu bar, select Tools > Options > General. Uncheck the box Automatically install updates when they are available without asking me. Click the Save button.
Step 3. When you are buying a Kindle book from Amazon, click the Deliver to drop-down list and choose to send the book to your Kindle for PC.
Step 4. In Kindle for PC, click the refresh icon. Go to the Downloaded tab to find the downloaded book, which is DRM-protected.
Now you can use the recommended software to remove DRM from the Kindle book.
With regard to Kindle AZW DRM removal, Epubor Ultimate suggests that users downgrade to the desktop Kindle app to version 1.24 or earlier. But it still doesn’t work in some cases. Version 1.17 is recommended.
The steps are similar for macOS users.
What does Epubor Ultimate do?
- Remove DRM protection from Kindle books
- Support Kindle for PC/Mac and different Kindle models
- Support 13 input formats such as AZW, AZW3, KFX, EPUB, MOBI, etc.
- Provide 5 output formats for conversion
- Allow batch processing
- Support books purchased from Amazon, Nook, Google Play, Kobo and other popular sources
- Also remove Nook DRM
- Automatic detection of ebooks and devices
- Easy to use even for beginners
Method 2. Kindle DRM Removal with Calibre
If you are a fan of ebooks, you may have already known Calibre or had it on your computer. Calibre is a free open source ebook library manager. It’s easy to use and versatile, providing a number of basic and advanced features and options. Free DRM removal is one of them.
Step 1. Download and install Calibre on your PC or Mac. Launch it.
Step 2. Download Calibre plugin DeDRM from GitHub. There are several versions available. Make sure to choose a version that suits you. For example, version 6.7.0, the latest version currently, doesn’t work with Calibre versions requiring Python 3 for plugins.
Kindle On Mac
Step 3. Unzip the zipped file you have downloaded.
Step 4. In Calibre, open Preferences. Navigate to Advanced and click Plugins, which will bring up the Plugins window.
Step 5. Click Load plugin from file in the bottom right corner. Select DeDRM_plugin.zip and click Open.
Step 6. The Are you sure dialog box will appear. Click Yes. Now the Calibre Kindle DRM removal plugin should be successfully installed.
Step 7. Click the Apply button in at the bottom of the window to save changes.
Step 8. Find the Kindle AZW or KFX ebook that you have downloaded to your desktop Kindle app. Add the ebook to Calibre by dragging and dropping or by clicking the Add books button in the menu bar.
- With Kindle for PC, the default location of downloaded books is “C:Usersyour user nameDocumentsMy Kindle Content“.
- For Mac users who install Kindle for Mac from the Mac App Store, the default location is “/Users/your user name/Library/Containers/com.amazon.Kindle/Data/Library/Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content“. As for other download sources, it will be “/Users/your user name/Library/Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content“.
Once the Kindle book is added to your Calibre library, the DRM encryption will be removed simultaneously, and you should have no problem viewing and manipulating it.
On a side note, some Calibre users use the method on rented Kindle books and succeed, but it fails in many cases. It’s recommended that one only remove DRM protection from books one purchases and owns.
Kindle DRM removal failed?
What if it’s not working?
In some cases, people still get the This book has DRM message after completing these steps. There are two common fixes.
- Check out the guide provided in the first method and downgrade to the right version.
- Fix it by installing another plugin. Open the Calibre Plugins window and click the Get New plugins button. Enter KFX Input in the Filter by name box. Click Install and click OK. Restart Calibre.
Above are the common ways to do easy Kindle DRM removal on Mac and Windows. We remove encryption for the sake of a less restricted reading experience. For heavy users of ebooks and e-readers, the Epubor DRM removal software is recommended due to great performance, multiple supported input/output formats and the support for all popular ebook stores.Phillips, Nina
How to Convert AZW3 to PDF and Remove DRM (Free Online Included)
With the easy availability of eBooks on the websites today, we prefer to view books on Kindle device. While with [...]