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[FAQ] Where are Kindle Books Stored on PC/Mac/Android/iPad

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I am using Kindle for Mac. I've just downloaded a kindle book, but I cannot find it anywhere on my Mac.

For someone new to the Kindle, locating downloaded Kindle books is not an easy task. Even if you've already purchased numerous Kindle books, I assume many of you face difficulties in finding downloaded Kindle books on PC, Mac, or Android devices. Where are Kindle books stored on PC, Mac, or Android? You'll find the comprehensive answer to this question here.

Pro Tip: The Easiest Way to Locate Kindle Books

How to find my kindle library on computer automatically? If you cannot find your kindle books manually, there is a much easier way to find kindle books on PC/Mac with the assistance of Epubor Ultimate.

Download and install Epubor Ultimate on your computer.

   

Launch Epubor ULtimate, the kindle books will be loaded in the left side under "kindle" tab. Right click the book title, then choose "Open" to locate your "My Kindle Content" folder.

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Make sure you've downloaded your kindle books first.

Please ensure that your kindle books have been downloaded to your devices already.

 

Where are Kindle Books Stored on PC?

"Where are Kindle for pc books stored?"-- If your Kindle books are downloaded via Kindle for PC, this is the most frequently asked question. Below is the Kindle book location on Windows 11/10/7/8:

C:\Users\YourComputerUser name\Documents\My Kindle Content

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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I change the location of Kindle books on PC?

A: Yes, you can change the location of your Kindle books. Here are the steps:
1. Open Kindle for PC. Go to "Tools" and select "Options", then choose "Content".
2. You'll see your current content folder for Kindle books. Click on "Change folder" and select the folder where you want to store your Kindle books. Click on the "Save" button
After completing these steps, your default Kindle content path will have been successfully changed.

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Q: Where are Kindle books stored on Windows 11?

The default location for Kindle books on Windows 11 remains the same as on Windows 10. You can find them here: C:\Users\"Username"\Documents\My Kindle Content .

Where are Kindle Books Stored on Mac?

If you are a Mac user, you need to know where you obtained your Kindle for Mac app. There are two situations that should be considered.

Situation 1: Kindle app get from Apple store: When you search "Kindle" in Apple store, there are two results, one is "Amazon Kindle" and the other is "Kindle Classic".

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Important Notice: If you want to remove drm from kindle books after finding them, please just download the kindle books via kindle Classic or Kindle for Mac (Version 1.40) and then launch Epubor Ultimate to remove kindle drm.

If you have the "Amazon Kindle" app installed and haven't changed the default location for your Kindle files, you will find your Kindle books stored on your Mac in the following location:

/Users/UserName/Library/Containers/com.amazon.Lassen/Data/Library/eBooks

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Since the kindle has introduced "Kindle Classic", if you've upgraded your kindle for Mac to "Kindle Classic" app, the path of your kindle books will be renamed as below.

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/Users/Mac user name/Library/Containers/Kindle Classic/Data/Library/Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content

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Situation 2 If you downloaded Kindle for Mac installation from sources beyond the App Store, such as the Amazon website or software download websites, you may find that the path to the "My Kindle Content" folder is completely different.

/Users/Mac user name/Library/Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content

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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where are my kindle books stored on Mac Big Sur or macOS 14 Sonoma?

A: The location for kindle books on Mac Catalina or Big Sur is the same as the other Mac version.

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.

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Where are Kindle Books Stored on Android?

If you read a lot on your Android smartphone, here are the steps to find your Kindle books stored on your Android device:

Step 1. Connect your Android device to your computer.

Step 2. The location where your downloaded Kindle titles are stored depends on how you obtained these Kindle books.

For books purchased from your own Kindle account, the default path is:

This PC\Android device\Internal storage\Android\data\com.amazon.kindlefc\files\

For documents or files you send to your Kindle for Android, when these books has been downloaded, it should be stored here:

This PC\Android device\ Internal storage \kindle\

Where are Kindle Books Stored on Kindle Paperwhite?

The Amazon Kindle is a fantastic ebook reader, but where are Kindle downloads stored on Kindle Paperwhite? Typically, the Kindle books synced from the Kindle library are stored in the "Downloads" folder under the "Documents" folder of the Kindle.

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Frequently Asked Questions on where are kindle books stored on Android/PC/Mac/iPad

Q: Where are kindle books on Android?

A: The location of Kindle books on an Android device varies depending on how you acquire them. You might find them in the directory Android/data/com.amazon.kindlefc/files or simply in the Kindle folder. However, to access these Kindle books on an Android device, you may need to root your device first, which is not recommended.

Q: Where are kindle books on ipad?

A: You cannot find kindle library location on ipad as the ipad is using the iOS system which a proprietary closed system.

Q: What's the kindle books location?

A: The location of Kindle books varies on different devices. To find your Kindle books directory, you first need to know how you downloaded your Kindle books. Once you have that information, you can follow the instructions in the article above to locate your downloaded Kindle books on your device.

Q: Where are kindle books stored on windows 11?

A: The Kindle books downloaded via Kindle for PC on Windows 11 are stored in the same location as on Windows 10. They are usually stored in c:\Users(your computer username)\Documents\My Kindle Content.

Q: How can I view or access my kindle library?

A: All your purchased, rented, or "Send to Kindle" books will be in your online Kindle library in the cloud. You can access your Kindle library by visiting the Amazon Content Library.

Q: How to back up my downloaded kindle books correctly?

A: Can we just find the file location of kindle books and then back up these kindle files to some place safely? I guess not. Simply copying and pasting the original "My Kindle Content" folder is not the correct method. Why? Because all Kindle books are protected by Kindle DRM, which means you cannot access them without your account authorization.

The proper way to back up your Kindle books is by removing Kindle DRM to obtain DRM-free Kindle books. With DRM-free Kindle books, you don't have to worry about issues like computer crashes, Amazon account bans, or books disappearing from your Amazon account.

To remove DRM from books downloaded via Kindle for PC/MAC, Epubor Ultimate is the most powerful tool you should use to handle kindle books and any other ebooks. With it, you can decrypt Kindle books and convert them to any other formats.

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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?

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More ways about removing drm from kindle books 4 Methods to Remove DRM from Kindle KFX eBooks in 2024

Here are all the tips and tricks I want to share with you today. If you have any better tips, please share them with us in the comments to benefit more users.

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31 Comments
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10/4/2020 08:13:44
This is why I still buy paper books. How f___ up is all this. Buy a kindle, it disappears, cant find it, cant read it on my phone....just carry the book when I travel.
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10/22/2020 07:55:17
you take your charging cable and plug the usb end into your computer and check out the Document folder, in there is a folder for each book you purchased.  I will warn you that THERE IS NO AZW or KL files.
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10/22/2020 09:03:09
Thank you for your comments. But do you mean you want to transfer your kindle books from kindle ereader to your computer, but cann't find the kindle books, right?
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11/30/2020 11:41:31
My Kindle books were on a Samsung 10. I just got this Fire HD10 and I want to read my books.  I also have a library of purchased books.  How do I get to them?
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12/2/2020 09:06:18

Thank you for contacting us. We are sincerely sorry to inform you that there is no way to get the kindle books via Android or kindle fire devices unless you root them. Even if you have root them, the kindle books you got from these devices are not able to be converted to drm-free ebook. Therefore, there is no way to read them. The best way to get drm-free kindle book, please download kindle books via kindle for pc and then convert them with epubor ultimate. Here is the detailed guide: https://www.epubor.com/how-to-remove-drm-from-kindle-kfx-ebooks.html

Any more problem, please feel free to contact us via epubor.iris@gmail.com

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01/31/2021 14:37:18

I'm browsing books on Amazon and there is an option to buy the Kindle ereader version of the book. They used to be really cheap for most books, but nowadays they costs more.  So I find one I want to buy the digital version of and I click Through to get the digital book, which I assume is DRMed. Now, these books just seem to appear on my Kindle, and on my Kindle for PC. I like them both but would choose Kindle for PC if I had to pick one.  How does the book get to my Kindle for Windows PC app or to my Kindle device? Is there a way to choose either? or both? Are there consequences for choosing one over the the other? Seems that Epubor is the way to go, and worth the cost if I can deDRM my books and back them up as stand alone books like the other digital books I have.

And, is there a way to tell if a Kindle book is DRMed? Can I grab it from the library of files and try to open it in another program like Sumatra PDF or even Calibre? Does that prove they are DRM free if they open?

Thanks ahead of time for your thoughts and your work.

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02/1/2021 14:26:10
Thank you for asking. Usually, the kindle ebooks are protected with DRM, not all, but most of them.
For removing drm from  kindle books, you can follow this guide to get the full guidance here>>https://www.epubor.com/kindle-kfx-drm-remove-failed-and-solution.html
It is better to download kindle books via kindle for pc and then remove drm.
After the kindle drm removed, please convert kindle books to mobi or azw3 for backup cause many desktop reader or eReader doesn't support kindle kfx format.
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03/26/2021 11:39:39
I have bought many books that I have not read and can not locate them on my kindle fire. Why was this change?  Please put my kindle back to the format I purchased so I can find and read my books.
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04/17/2021 00:14:01
Where are books stored on ipad OS 14.4??
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04/19/2021 14:46:03
The IOS system is the close system so you are not able to know where are your kindle books stores on ipad or iphone.
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05/23/2021 08:10:55
I get messages that say I purchased this book already why can't I find them
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05/24/2021 15:21:13
If this book is purchased, you can find it in your Kindle for PC/Mac library. If you want to find the files in your computer local folder, you need to download them at first.
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05/29/2021 00:54:00
I have/had many Kindle books stored on my Insignia Flex 10 and on my PC.  The battery has died on the Flex and can't find a replacement battery.  I also can't find the books on my PC.  How can I find the downloaded books?  I am getting ready to go on a trip next week and always carry my Kindle books with me, but if I can't find them on my PC I will be lost while on my trip.  Please help!!
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05/31/2021 09:28:20
Thank you for asking. But if you have not changed My kindle content folder on your computer, it should be here:C:\Users\your computer user name\Documents\My Kindle Content
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11/17/2021 06:39:38
epubor no longer removes drm from mine
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12/21/2021 11:03:56
Please don't capitalize Mac. PC is an acronym, Mac is not.
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12/21/2021 11:29:38
Thank you!
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04/1/2022 04:56:48

I'm trying to copy my Kindle books as a pdf file, which appears to be an option on my Amazon "Manage Your Content and Devices" page. But when I try to use the "Download & transfer via USB" option under the "More Actions" tab, I get the error message, "You do not have any compatible devices registered for this content. Buy a Kindle or get the free Kindle reading app." The thing is, I DO have the Kindle reading app installed on my Mac! And I have it running when I try to use this process.

I even installed the Kindle reading app on an external drive and attached it to my Mac via USB, thinking that maybe the whole "via USB" was the hangup. Nope. Still didn't work.

Any idea as to why I can't use this function?

My computer is a MacBook Air running macOS Big Sur (11.6.5).

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04/1/2022 16:04:20
Thank you for using our software. To use the "Download & transfer via usb" to download kindle books, you need to have a kindle eink device to register with your Amazon account. Otherwise, you need to download kindle books via kindle app, then you can use Epubor Ultimate to remove kindle drm.
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05/19/2022 03:52:37
Totally bogus.... not in any of the MAC locations specified.... the enigma continues as to where the content that I own is stored on my MAC.... so frustrating...
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05/24/2022 15:05:02
Thank you for your message. We've checked the path again and ensure it is valid. Since some folders a hidden file, so you may need to make your hidden files displayed at first.
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06/3/2022 20:34:41
I have just bought 2 books for my Kindle (kindle version V1.36.0 (65107))
I have not received them on my Kindle.  I have managed to get them on my computer Via the free download.I would like to get them on my Kindle as all the others are.
Can you help here please John Davies.
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06/3/2022 20:41:55
I have just bought 2 books for my Kindle (kindle version V1.36.0 (65107))
I have not received them on my Kindle.  I have managed to get them on my computer Via the free download.I would like to get them on my Kindle as all the others are.
Can you help here please John Davies.
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06/6/2022 14:29:29
Thank you for asking. You can use download and transfer via usb to download your kindle books for removing kindle drm with Epubor Ultimate. Here is the guide: https://www.epubor.com/how-to-remove-drm-from-kindle-kfx-ebooks.html#meth4
Any more problem, please feel free to contact us.
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01/8/2023 21:48:08
Can Epubor handle amazon KFX format?
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01/16/2023 11:00:43
Thank you for asking. Epubor can handle old kindle kfx format. If you mean the kindle kfx format that downloaded via kindle for cp 1.39, the answer is no for now.
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07/9/2023 18:17:34
Thank you.
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01/11/2024 10:25:53

I have the latest Kindle App for Mac the files I need to convert are now xxx.azw8

Epubor says this is not supported so how can I convert them to PDF?

Thank you.

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01/15/2024 10:02:20
Thank you for your comments. If you want to remove drm from kindle for mac, please use the kindle for mac 1.40 to download kindle books, don't use the kindle for mac 7.0xxx.
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04/11/2024 21:52:18

The text is difficult to understand because it is not clear, which versiom obe should use. But anyway: it is clear that the files are not on any of the locations which are shown here. That’s really fine. And this nice (and exoensive) app can’t find the files either.

Thank you for this buch of useless informations.

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04/12/2024 08:34:50
Can you please tell us how did you download your books so that we can help you fix your downloaded kindle books?
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