Issue on "Scan for books"

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RipIxi
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Issue on "Scan for books"

Hi, I'm totally new to AEM, I'm trying to add a folder and subfolders (main folder is ../books/ and then A to Z subfolders, each with authors subfolders) with >2,000 ebooks, almost all in .epub format. I've followed instructions step by step and tried many variants for selecting/unselecting some file extensions, extracting or not Contents, creating or not thumbnails, different options for duplicates, etc... it scans all the files, I then select all and click on Save... but only 183 or 643 are really imported. The folder structure at the left only shows A, B, Y and C, in that order and most of files and subfolders are missing.... I then tried adding subfolders one by one but results same issue, many subfolders are missing. I can't really find what am I doing wrong or what is the issue here... Any hint is really appreciated.

After browsing for several months and dozens of software for managing my library, I think AEM is the real winner... if I can survive this issue...

Thanks in advance.

admin
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RipIxi, please try to scan with all options unchecked (except "Scan Subfolders") and all extensions checked

Also let us know the sample file path. Maybe folder of file names are too long

And send us to support@alfaebooks.com a sample file that is not added to database

RipIxi
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Great! Thanks a lot.
I shortened the file path as much as possible and tried the scan as suggested. 2,885 ebooks were correctly imported.

Now I am exploring which exact option is generating errors, creating new databases with different options selection.

Thanks!

RipIxi
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Hi,

I've now been able to add all book if I uncheck all options. I was able to add books also including thumbnails.

However, although AEM recognizes author and title metadata (it shows them after scanning, it generates a lot of error messages if I try to add book covers or other metadata. At the end, I have thousands of books correctly listed, but without metadata.

Thanks for any suggestion on how to solve this.

admin
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Probably the books have corrupted metadata. Please send us to support@alfaebooks.com a sample book that gives errors

Also you can try to parse metadata using Tools -> File Parser
http://alfaebooks.com/help/retrieve_isbn_and_other_metadata