Kindle for Mac problems

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Dorv, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Dorv macrumors regular

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    Is anyone else having problems with the Kindle for Mac app under Lion? I can't seem to connect to the Archive, or re-authenticate with my login credentials.
     
  2. spencers macrumors 68020

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    Noticed that as well. Guess I'll just use my iPhone in the meantime.
     
  3. MacRumoren macrumors member

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    Court denied Apple's request to stop Amazon from using "App Store" for Amazon's site, so they disable Amazon's Kindle instead??
     
  4. Dorv thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, FWIW, I removed the install that I had, and reinstalled direct from Amazon. No dice.

    Removed again.

    Installed the version from the App Store, and am now golden.
     
  5. Soulflower macrumors regular

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    Can anyone tell me where it saves the files?

    In Snow Leopard when you downloaded to Kindle for Mac it saved them in a folder in Documents > Kindle Content. Now I can't find them.
     
  6. thoglives macrumors newbie

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    I just got off of the phone with Amazon. If you check out their official download page for OS X ( http://www.amazon.com/kindleapps ), they have updated the OS X specs to require specifically 10.5 or 10.6. I was told that 10.7 is not currently supported and that they are working on a release but have no timeframe.
     
  7. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    Are you talking about where eBooks are saved?
     
  8. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    I actually want to know this as well, after going through my folders, i can't seem to find where my Kindle books are stored in Lion..
     
  9. thoglives macrumors newbie

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    When I first launched Kindle on Lion it mentioned migrating my content to ~username/Library/Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content (whereas with Snow Leopard and earlier it had been in ~username/Documents/My Kindle Content)

    But the ~username/Library folder is hidden by default. If you want to see it, open Finder, click on the 'Go' menu item and choose 'Go To Folder'. Enter '~username/Library' and click 'Go' and you will now be in the hidden Library folder. Navigate down into Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content from there and you'll get to where it's now storing content.

    Though again, according to Amazon, Kindle for Mac is not working on Lion.
     
  10. dionnfr macrumors member

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    Just tried the Kindle APP after reading this post mine seems to work fine, even purchased a book to make sure, no problems downloading.
     
  11. spencers macrumors 68020

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    Thanks! I'll give that a shot.
     
  12. thoglives macrumors newbie

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    Interesting... it worked for me as well. I wasn't even aware that it was available through the App Store. I had downloaded mine from their website.
     
  13. laurentpompidou macrumors newbie

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    I got Kindle through the app store after I installed Lion and it is doing good, also syncing on all machine as well as iPhone.
     
  14. ForeverG5 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip guys! I was having the same issue. Going to give the App Store version a try...
     
  15. danakm macrumors regular

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  16. dmin7th macrumors newbie

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    I had Kindle for Mac v1.5 and it wasn't syncing, retrieving my Archive items, or allowing me to re-register. I upgraded to the latest version (v1.6) and it was still no go.

    I deleted the app and also what was under ~/Library/Application Support/Kindle and re-installed from the App Store. It installs a much older version (v1.2.3), but it works on both of the Lion-based Macs that I've tried it on.
     
  17. waynep macrumors 6502

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    I am on the Kindle app version from the App store and it's working fine. Wonder if they will ever update the App store version?
     
  18. carrie36 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the post! I had downloaded from Amazon site and had problems. Then I saw this and downloaded from the App Store and everything is working!
     
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  20. Sapphire08 macrumors member

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    I've just tried to download the app from the app store as I was using the Kindle app from amazon and it too will not sync since lion!! But it's not there ie it doesn't show in launch pad and doesn't show in finder or spotlight :eek:
    I press the Purchased area again in app store and the greyed out "Installed" changes to the "Install" again - what is going on?? any ideas guys?
     
  21. Sapphire08 macrumors member

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    Done anyone know why the kindle app from app store will not install please?

    I press install, lauch pad opens and the icon shows up, with the bar filling up, it fllls up then disapears as the launch pad icons jumps up and down.

    Check the app store purchases and Install is highlighted again as if it has checked and not found it :confused: :confused:
     
  22. Sapphire08 macrumors member

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    Thank you! I still dont understand why the app store kindle will not install but the link above works fine - thank you
     
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