In order to remove those links from your Digital Editions you can follow steps as given below.
1) Open Digital Editions on your computer.2) Drag the cursor of mouse on the book which you want to delete.
6) Once you will drag icon on the book a very small arrow kind of option will show up on the top left corner of Book.
7) Click on the arrow and it will give you an option to Delete item.
8) Click on Delete Item and it will be removed from Digital Editions.
I hope this will help you.
Thank you for your help!!
Do you know if there is there a method to delete several books at once, not one at a time ?
You can use the features of your operating system to do that. So, if you're
using Windows, you could use Windows Explorer (NOT Internet Explorer) to
browse through your library as a folder, highlight several entries (either
in series or individually, using the SHIFT and CTL keys as necessary) and
then delete them. ADE checks the contents of the digital editions library
when it shows what's in there after you've finished.
Thank you for your time and response. I am using windows but
am not sure that this response is to my problem. I have a external
drive that I had all of my books on. I dropped it and of course it
no longer works and I purchased another one. But now I have 700
files/books in ADE that show "missing" in the status column.
Deleting one at a time would take forever in ADE. I tried uninstalling
ADE and reinstalling, still got the same library except that there are
a lot of duplicates now. If ADE had a folder with all of my books/files
it would make it simple to delete the contents of that folder and start
all over again. Appreciate any help you are able to send my way.
Try deleting ADE's backup file....
Can you tell me where they're located... I looked in program files, under
ADE and nothing. Shouldn't uninstall delete everything..... all
associated/connected files when I uninstalled ADE ? I really can't use ADE
as it is.......... sooooo many duplicate files and so many "missing" files.
I thought when I got a new external drive and loaded my books in it that ADE
would see them and get rid of the duplicate empty files...... no such luck.
I like ADE compared to any other reader I was able to find. There has to be
a method of deleting several books/files at once. I'm still fustrated that
uninstalling it didn't empty my library so I could start over. Sure would
appreciate anything you can think of to help. If I could locate the backup
files that may do it, ADE should have a folder somewhere that has all of
these books/files. I know it does or I wouldn't have all the missing and
duplicates that I have.... it has to get them from somewhere, doesn't it ?
Thanks for you help.
Caveat: I'm about to suggest that you modify a 'system' file for ADE. It's
written in XML, and if you're not comfortable with editing XML, then you
could do more harm than good. The Manifest file is a central file to the
operation of ADE, and contains information about what's in the library as
well as configuration information for the operation of ADE. You have to be
careful. And, it will take some time to delete the entries, because you
have to pick out the ones you want to save.
Open Windows Explorer (NOT Internet Explorer) on your C:\ drive. You should
see a folder called 'My Digital Editions'. Inside this folder is the
'Restore' folder, and inside of that folder is the 'Books' folder. If you
open that folder, you should see an XML file called 'Manifest'. Open that
file. The first few entries are related to the operation of ADE, and you
will see each ebook listed a short way down. Delete the lines for the
ebooks that are duplicates. When you're done, then you can close the file.
I don't recommend this because it requires you to bypass the controls that
are in ADE. The volume you're talking about is going to take time. Be VERY
careful to preserve the XML structure! Delete ONLY the records that are the
'de:contentRecord' for those ebooks you want to delete. Do NOT delete the
Fingers crossed for you - good luck.
To delete multiple books at a time, select the books you want to delete in ADE and hit the delete key (on the keyboard).
Thank you for your response. I've tried deleting via keypad, by the
delete button but the most it will delete at one time is from 2 to 10. I
tried 4 at a time, 20 and over a hundred but the response time is quite long
and the most it deleted at one time was 12. I crashed my external drive with
all my books, bought a new one and when ADE it added all of them again, with
the original ones showing up as "missing" in the status column. That doubled
my books to 1,600 then I uninstalled ADE and reinstalled. Just added about
400 additional files. So I have double book files for all and some
triple. Appreciate anything you may think of to help. Surely there has to be
an easier way ?
Finally some relief. I did find the file you refer to, only it was under
Users>> Duane>> My Documents>>My Digital Editions. I was going to do as you
suggested so I copy and pasted the XML file into word and it put it all in
neat separate entries for each book whereas notebook had them in wordwrap
and it would have taken forever to find the seperate files. Even though Word
put the in good reading order, since there were hundreds to do I just
deleted all of the files, 1,688 books, and then the same number of jpg files
that were in another folder. When I opened ADE there was a "0" under "All
Items instead of 1,688 ! ! Now I'm adding my book back now in separate
"Bookshelves". I really do appreciate you help, I would have given up and
deleted ADE for Sony or something else and I like ADE the best. Thanks again
You're very welcome. Enjoy reading now!