Tips For Transferring Files between Kindle and Computer.

Note: This will work if only if the files are unprotected and do not contain digital rights management (DRM) software. Otherwise, they will not be readable by Kindle

System Requirement

·Windows 2000 or later.

·Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.2 or later.

·Available USB port or an attached USB hub with an available port.

·USB Cable ( included with kindle)

Connecting kindle to Your Computer

(1.Plug the USB cable into an available USB port or a powered USB hub connected to your computer.

(2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB port on the bottom of your kindle.

When kindle is connect to your PC, the Kindle screen will change to show the USB drive mode screen. Your wireless service will shut off temporarily and you will not receive any of your subscriptions while in this mode, neither will you be able to read from your Kindle device. You are now ready to transfer files between kindle and your computer.

Managing Files While Connected

kindle will appear on your computer as a removable mass storage device in Windows Explorer and Mac OS finder on the Macintosh.

Now that you are connected, you will see the following three directories or folders on your computer screen:

  • Documents – contains all of your digital reading materials such as books, newspaper, etc…

  • Audible – is for all audio-books

  • Music – is for MP3 files

You can now add kindle compatible files from your computer to any of these directories. You may also copy, move, or delete the files that are already there.

Transferring Clippings while Connected

You can also transfer clippings from kindle to your computer by simply locating the “My Clippings.txt,” file located in the “documents” directory. Drag and drop this file from Kindle onto your computer. You can then edit, email or simply archive them as you please.

Converting and Transferring Documents

If you have personal files on your computer that are not readily readable on kindle, you can have Amazon do the conversion for you and send it directly to your kindle for a small fee. Or, you can have them email it to you for free.

Disconnecting kindle From The Computer

Once file transfer is completed, you can disconnect kindle from the computer by doing the following:

· Make sure there is no USB activity by checking the USB activity indicator on the bottom of the kindle cursor bar. If the cursor is showing, there is activity occurring, you should not unplug the cable.

· Once cleared, use your computer to eject your Kindle then the USB cable. For more information, you can check your kindle manual for assistance.

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One Response

  1. I have tried a couple of ways to transfer a file I converted through Mobi Creator. I used the transfer feature with the Mobi Reader, then with Windows Explorer, both with the same results. I can see that the file is on the Kindle, but it does not show up on my “Home” page on the device. Am doing something wrong, or is there a problem with the device. This has happened a couple of other times also. So I just cheated and sent the file to Kindle.

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