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How to Remove DRM from KCR and Convert KCR to PDF

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What is Kindle kcr? I cannot give a definitive explanation as it was just released about one week ago. However, what I can tell you is that the .kcr file contains the main body of Kindle books which was previously stored in the Kindle .kfx file. Many of you may not have seen this new Kindle ebook format yet. If you have updated your Kindle for Mac to version 1.25.2 (52077) or a later version, you might be 'lucky' enough to encounter this new Kindle format - Kindle KCR.

 

kindle kcr format

Starting from Kindle for Mac 1.40, an increasing number of Kindle books downloaded via Kindle for Mac are in KCR format. Since this is a relatively new Kindle ebook format, there is currently no straightforward method to remove DRM from Kindle KCR files. However, this is not a major issue, as I have gathered two alternative methods to eliminate DRM from Kindle KCR books and convert them to PDF.

Method 1. Use Kindle Converter for Mac

Notice:
If you've already purchased the Epubor Ultimate and have a kindle eink device, please try “Download & Transfer via USB”

Kindle Converter is specialized software that can assist you in removing DRM from Kindle for Android using an Android emulator. This means you need to install an Android emulator on your Mac computer, create an Android device, install the Kindle for Android APK to download Kindle books, and then proceed to remove kindle DRM.

1 Download Kindle Converter for Mac to your computer.

2 Install Android Studio..

3 Create Android device and install Kindle for Android.

4 Download kindle books on Android emulator.

5 Remove kindle drm with Epubor Kindle Converter.

Please read the detailed guide to remove kindle drm on Mac with Epubor Kindle Converter.

convert kindle books successfully android on mac

Method 2. Use “Download &Transfer via USB” for removing kindle drm

Prerequisite for using this method: You need to have a Kindle device registered with your Amazon account information. Your kindle device can be a kindle fire tablet or a kindle eink device.

Step 1. Download Kindle books via "Download & Transfer via USB".

Go to Manage Your Content and Devices and you will see all your purchased ebooks displayed under “Content” tab. Finde the book you want to download and click on “More Actions” button to show all the activate actions.

MANAGE kindle content and device

Click on “Download & transfer via USB” and new window will pop up.

choose kindle device

Choose the kindle device and then click on “Download".

choose kindle device

Choose the folder to store your Kindle books on your computer, and click on “Save” button.

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Step 2. Remove Kindle DRM and convert .KCR to pdf.

To remove Kindle DRM and convert kindle books to pdf, Epubor Ultimate is highly-recommended. It is an one-stop ebook tools which can handle almost 99% ebooks on the market. It is available on Windows and Mac platform.

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Download and install Epubor Ultimate. Drag & drop downloaded kindle books to the main interface of Epubor Ultimate. The DRM will be removed.

remove kcr drm

Then select ”convert to pdf” from the drop-down list, then click on “Convert to pdf” button to start the conversion.

convert kcr to pdf

Once the conversion process has done, you will see “Succeeded” next to the book title. To find the converted file, just click on “Succeeded” or output folder icon at the bottom right.

Method 3. Install Virtual Windows Machine on Mac (Not recommended)

Since Kindle KCR format is only on Mac, if you are on Windows computer, there is no Kindle KCR format. All your kindle books downloaded via Kindle for PC will be in Kindle kfx format which is crackable by Epubor Ultimate. Therefore, there is another way to handle the kindle KCR format--installing Windows on Mac, and then remove kindle drm on Windows.

Step 1 : Watch the following guide to install Windows on Mac computer:

Step 2: Then remove kindle drm on Windows virtual machine.

Watch the Video to learn how to dedrm kindle kcr books on Mac

Final Words

1 Although there are still not way to remove KCR DRM directly, above recommended methods are the simplest and 100% effective solutions at this moment.

2 Good to share is that Epubor Ultimate now works for the latest Kindle for Mac 1.40 and it also supports the 2023 kindle books.

3 If you have at least one kindle device, no matter if it's a Kindle Fire tablet or a Kindle e-ink device, registered with your Amazon account, try Download & Transfer via USB" to avoid the kindle kcr format. This method will also bypass the computer system restriction which mean you can remove kindle drm on Mac Catalina 10.15 or later Mac system.

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03/30/2021 07:38:21
I downgraded to Kindle for Mac version 1.23 on Mac OS 10.14.6 and can't even import the kindle kcr file to the epubor ultimate app. This website and epubor ultimate app is useless. If you know how to do it, reply in the comments. If no replies, the app is a scam.
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03/30/2021 07:46:35
I downgraded to Kindle for Mac version 1.23 on Mac OS 10.14.6 and can't even import the kindle kcr file to the epubor ultimate app. This website and epubor ultimate app is useless. If you know how to do it, reply in the comments. If no replies, the app is a scam.
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03/30/2021 10:37:32
Thank you for using our software and we are sincerely sorry for this issue. Since the kcr file is not able to be cracked. Please download it as kindle old format and then use Epubor Ultimate to remove the drm, here is the detailed guide: https://www.epubor.com/remove-kindle-drm-on-macos-1015-catalina.html
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