iCloud - two locations for books?

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  1. Undecided macrumors 6502a

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    What is the difference between

    iCloud Drive\iBooks​

    and

    ~\Library\Containers\com.apple.BKAgentService\Data\Documents\iBooks\Books​

    My books are disorganized, so I'm trying to consolidate things. It seems like everything should be in the first one, and the second one should be empty. Maybe the second one is old, pre-iCloud?
     
  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    If I had to hazard a guess, I would say that the first one is your personal collection of ebooks, and the second is a cache of books purchased from the iBooks Store.

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  3. Undecided, Apr 3, 2017
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    Undecided thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I like the theory but no, both locations have books purchased and not purchased. I just dragged and dropped a new epub onto iBooks, and it went into the first location.

    And when I downloaded a book (from within iBooks) from iCloud, it showed up in the second location.

    So I think the second location is a holdover from before iCloud for iBooks. But they only way to get everything into the new first location would be to copy the epubs out of the second location, delete the epubs from all my devices, and then copy them back. Ugh.
     
  4. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    On my machine both directories contain recent changes so it would be dangerous to consider either an old leftover.

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  5. Undecided, Apr 3, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2017

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    Yeah, my edits and your follow up crossed. Anyway, I think you're right, second one is for books downloaded from the iBookstore.
     

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