Can no longer transfer books from Calibre to Kobo glo

Asked by Candace Osborne on 2020-02-01

I receive an error
"error communicating with device"

I have used Calibre for many years with by Kobo's. Kobo will not deal with me as they only deal with Adobe issues. I searched your questions and there is nothing that I can find to help me fix this. appreciate your help and I do and will support Calibre

I have 4.9.1 version of calibre.... Use OS X MacBook air running Catatina

Details are as follows
[Errno 1] Operation not permitted: u'/Volumes/KOBOeReader/Moriarty, Liane/Nine Perfect Strangers - Liane Moriarty.epub'

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/device.py", line 90, in run
  File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/device.py", line 594, in _upload_books
  File "site-packages/calibre/devices/kobo/driver.py", line 2104, in upload_books
  File "site-packages/calibre/devices/usbms/driver.py", line 327, in upload_books
  File "site-packages/calibre/devices/usbms/cli.py", line 53, in put_file
  File "site-packages/calibre/utils/filenames.py", line 200, in case_preserving_open_file
  File "site-packages/calibre/startup.py", line 175, in local_open
IOError: [Errno 1] Operation not permitted: u'/Volumes/KOBOeReader/Moriarty, Liane/Nine Perfect Strangers - Liane Moriarty.epub'

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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This is Ubuntu support only, not Mac support.

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Candace Osborne (candi3333) said :
#2

I don’t understand how you determined that I have a problem with my MacBook? Please read the heading. I have used Calibre for over 7 years and as of today I am unable to transfer books from Calibre to my Kobo. I am asking for help with this issue.

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> On Feb 1, 2020, at 4:09 PM, actionparsnip <email address hidden> wrote:
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> Your question #688426 on calibre in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/calibre/+question/688426
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> This is Ubuntu support only, not Mac support.
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Candace Osborne (candi3333) said :
#3

I do not understand how you determined from the heading above that I am having problems with my computer. I provided every detail I could in case it helped to figure out why after using Calibre for 7 years I can no longer transfer books from Calibre in epub format to my Kobo ereader. IF there is a bug then I know that I need to provide the operating system etc in order to help research the problem. I can’t find this particular issue in theQ&A’s so I am asking for help with the above.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#4

port Calibre

I have 4.9.1 version of calibre.... Use OS X MacBook air running Catatina

From your own question....

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Candace Osborne (candi3333) said :
#5

Hello actionparsnip. Are you saying that you are able to move books using a USB port from you MacBook air running Catalina? My research (with help from Calibre developer) shows that Apple no longer supports third party transfer via USB connection. I have tried to figure out how to set up a server in order to send books there and transfer electronically to the ereader. At a loss. This issue is also happening with audio books. I can no longer transfer audiobooks via USB from Canadian libraries to apple music and then to my iPod. Only electronic transfer are allowed with apple. This change was made when Catalina OS replaced Mojave. Had I known I would never have done this. Many many apple users are upset about this. Electronic transfer of ebooks doesn't seem to work with IOS

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#6

This is Ubuntu support only. You are not using Ubuntu so any discussion not about Ubuntu is not on topic for this forum and should be pointed elsewhere.

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