Kindle Books For Mac

For those of you that use an older version of the Kindle for PC or Mac application on your computer to avoid ebooks in KFX format, Amazon has started forcing an update to the latest version even if you have automatic updates turned off.

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Kindle Books For Mac
  • 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.
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  • Create Kindle-ready files on Mac. Instead of uploading an HTML or DOC file to the KDP website for conversion, you can convert your book into Kindle format directly on your Mac. You can either upload this file to your Kindle device or view it in Kindle Previewer to check the quality of your eBook before publishing.

There are a number of reports of this happening at MobileRead and it appears to affect both the PC and Mac versions of the app.

Even if you choose to ignore the update when the prompt appears, it will still update the program to version 1.30 whether you like it or not.

Some folks have tried reverting back to an earlier version multiple times just to have the forced update take over again.

I’ve also been having the same exact problem with Amazon’s Music app for PC. I don’t like the newer version since they got rid of the mini player so I keep reverting to an older version and it keeps automatically updating to the new version.

There’s a great write-up over at MobileRead that outlines all the ways to deal with Kindle for PC/Mac when it comes to ebooks in KFX format. If you own a Kindle e-reader you can still use the download option on Amazon’s website to get non-KFX ebooks, but if you rely on the Kindle app you might encounter this forced update problem.

For those of you that are confused by all of this, it all comes down to being able to remove DRM from KFX ebooks to convert them to other formats using Calibre. Removal of KFX DRM isn’t yet possible with newer versions of Kindle for PC. The last version to support it was 1.26. Some use version 1.17 to avoid KFX ebooks altogether but now that Amazon is forcing this update it’s going to cause issues for those that still use older versions of Kindle for PC/Mac.

If anyone has a solution on how to keep the Kindle for PC/Mac app from updating, please share.

Update: Here’s a post at MobileRead describing a way to stop the update from downloading by creating a file with the same name. This works with Kindle for PC. For Macs, see Ingo’s comment below.

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?

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'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

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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.

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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.

Amazon Kindle App For Mac

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.

ImportantThe correct way to back up Kindle books downloaded via Kindle for PC/Mac

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.

How To Get Kindle Books For Mac

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?

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.