posted this on April 11, 2011 11:20
I have problem with my ebooks. When I change cover art on my books they are duplicated (2 times on the list) and when i try delete one, they both are deleted.
1 person found that helpful... for what?! where's the solution? I've the same problem here :(
a precisation... I've duplicated books not after have changed covers but after an import... there's a way to clear these duplicates?
I am also having the same problem. I hope someone can help us out with a solution.
I am very disappointed that about the duplicate books issue. While one might think that the reader's only function is to read books, the user must be able to manage their library without significant trouble. I have over 250 books in my library. It is impossible to manually manipulate the books on my Vizio VTAB1008 as there are so many. Reader fail IMHO.
After importing all my eBooks, I shut my tablet down then turned it back on and went in Aldiko. That's when I saw 3-5 copies of the same book!
Same issue. It's not the same number of duplicates for every book. As far as I can tell, it looks fine upon first load, and then the next time I open Aldiko, it has 1 copy of the book for each time I have attempted to re-add it. So books that I have never added before only have the 1 copy. Books that I added, then deleted, then re-added will show twice. Bizarrely, not each duplicate copy will even be bookmarked at the same place - I had a book that I read up through chapter 7, then deleted, then re-added and read up through chapter 8, and when the duplicates showed up the first duplicate was still on chapter 7. Seems like a database issue.
I have the same issue on my Honeycomb Galaxy Tab 10.1.
This complaint has been dragging since April 2011. Any solution yet?
there is a really stupid solution........ delete aldiko and reinstal it. then add all the books to your library again. worked for me.
otherwise there seems a way to delete the cache or something (not the technical person)
all I can add is "me too" on the duplicztion problem am a new- bee to this entire process; downl1do
I was on the free version of 2.0.2. I tried uninstalling it, and reimporting my library to Aldiko, but to no avail - it still duplicated the titles after I turned my tablet off and then on again.I happened to backup the apk of the premium version of 2.0 a while back, and I tried it....There's no duplication. I turned it off and on many times and nothing has changed. I'm not sure if this bug is in the premium version of 2.1 or not, but it's not in the 2.0 version, for me at least. I'm on 2.3 Android.
Alas Jeannette, I believe this issue is being ignored.
It's almost as though the Aldiko folks are hoping it will go away. This sort of problem should not exist. It exists purely because of lazy programming. And I'm being generous in that comment. I enjoy using Aldiko; however being forced to be ever so careful not to cause duplicate entries is a serious waste of time. Strikes me "importing" should be nothing more than reading the details of each book file in the directory it is found and populating a database with information pertinent to the book file. Making copies of the book files is completely pointless. Even forcing the books to be in this or that specific directory is dumb. Throw an error if the file ain't where it was. Allow the use of any number of directories. This isn't hard.I work with huge amounts of data daily and knows a couple of things about data and databases. This isn't rocket science. All I'd have to do to do better is learn Java. (I'm working on that.) The object in programming is for the programmer to absorb the users' time and let the user get on with using the program as mindlessly as possible rather than forcing the user to obey the program's needs or limitations. A week of programming to save a hundred users an hour of time is a good investment. Scale accordingly. Good code is robust (handles stupid input and doesn't crash), reliable (does what it says it does) and easy to use. Good code isn't flash and dazzle. Good code doesn't remind the user it is there except by being sorely missed when it isn't. Good code is as flexible as possible. Good code does not treat the user as though they are idiots nor require the user to be a damned programmer or computer expert.</rant>
PS - For those who want to remove duplicate books from Aldiko's library here's Aldiko's recommend method:
To wipe out all data, please uninstall Aldiko app and remove eBooks folder, aldiko folder and adobe digital edition folder from your SD card.
Please note that after that, all data (including bookmark, reading position etc.) and book files will be gone.
Obviously you re-import the books and wait for Aldiko.
I've deleted Aldiko as well as the eBooks and Digital Editions folder and the problem persists.
I've deleted Aldiko, too bad as it is my favorite reader otherwise, until they sort out the problem.
I did not have this problem until I added a micro sd card to my Samsung Galaxy 5 media player. When using just the internal sd there were no duplicate copies but once I installed the sd card the problem of multiple copies began. I'm using another reader but hoping Aldiko solves this problem.
I see the first post was in April '11. I wonder if Aldiko acknowledges this as a problem?
They know about it. They have not corrected it. YMMV
That's what I figured and why I am using Mantano though I prefer Aldiko...ah well.
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