3 Methods to Remove DRM from Kindle KFX eBooks in 2020 [Video]

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I've got a large amount of Kindle kfx ebooks in my library. How can I remove drm from kindle kfx ebooks?

Kindle KFX format has been launched in 2015 but applied to almost all Kindle eBooks in the recent years. Nowadays, no matter the books downloaded via Kindle desktop application (version higher than 1.17) or Kindle e-ink device (firmware higher than 5.6) are all in Kindle KFX format. Just as other Kindle formats, Kindle books in KFX format are protected by Kindle DRM. How to remove kindle KFX DRM? You'll discover 3 different methods to remove Kindle KFX DRM, including remove DRM from Kindle KFX Books downloaded via Kindle for PC/MAC and Kindle e-Ink devices.

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Why Choose Epubor Ultimate?

Epubor Ultimate -- the first eBook tool on the market can remove Kindle KFX DRM quickly and losslessly. Below are the main reasons that this software is highly recommended.

Reason 1. Smoothly remove DRM from the main stream ebook vendors, including Amazon Kindle, kobo, Google Play etc.

Reason 2. Easily convert eBook to any other formats.

Reason 3. The most important reason is Epubor developers are continuously updating Epubor Ultimate to catch up with the latest DRM scheme.

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Method 1. Kindle Books Downloaded via Kindle for PC/MAC (Video)

Pro Tip For removing Kindle DRM on Mac Catalina 10.15, please read The Ultimate Ways to Remove Kindle DRM on MacOS Catalina 10.15.

Please watch the following video tutorial to learn the latest solution to remove DRM from Kindle KFX eBooks.

Step 1. Download Kindle KFX Books via Kindle for PC/MAC

When you use Kindle for PC/Mac version 1.19 or even higher to download the Kindle eBooks, there are great opportunities that the downloaded eBooks are in Kindle KFX/Kindle KCR format. So if your kindle for pc/mac is higher than version 1.24, please downgrade the Kindle for PC/Mac to older version.

Different from the old Kindle format which is a single file and stored directly under “My Kindle content” folder, Kindle KFX eBook is not one file, but a series of files stored at a subfolder under “My Kindle content” folder.

Kindle ebook folder

Note: The Kindle KFX eBooks you downloaded via Kindle for PC/MAC are not with the extension .kfx, but .azw as the above picture. Although, the Kindle books with the extension .azw, is the KFX format which can be told by the file structure and content.

Step 2. Launch Epubor Ultimate to remove Kindle KFX DRM

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Then click on "Kindle" tab in the left column and the downloaded Kindle eBooks will be detected and displayed automatically. Drag the Kindle books from the left to the right column, the DRM will be stripped automatically and you can see "Decrypted" at the end of each book.

remove Kindle KFX DRM

To find the decrypted Kindle KFX eBooks, click on “Decrypted” or click on "Output folder" icon at the bottom right.

explore decrypted books

Step 3. Convert Kindle KFX to PDF/Epub/AZW3/Mobi

Since the Kindle KFX eBooks are using special render technique, even the DRM-free Kindle KFX eBooks only can be read on the Kindle for PC/Mac or Kindle e-ink devices. Since there is no other reader on the market support Kindle kfx format. Converting Kindle KFX to PDF/Epub/AZW3/Mobi is a must-be step for reading Kindle kfx ebooks at any eBook reader apps or eReader.

When your books have been decrypted, please find the convert button at the central button and select the output format at the drop down list and then click on "Convert to ...”.

conversion button

When the conversion has finished, you will see "Succeeded". Just click on "Succeeded", you can open the folder stored the converted eBooks.

conversion succeeded

Method 2. Kindle KFX eBooks Downloaded via Kindle e-Ink Devices

Step 1. Download Kind KFX eBooks via Kindle e-Ink device

If you happen to have a Kindle device, you can directly tap the book title at the library to get your Kindle eBooks downloaded. If your Kindle firmware is higher than 5.6, the eBooks you downloaded possibly in Kindle KFX format.

Note: This method works for the kindle devices with kindle firmware lower than 5.10.2.

For Kindle KFX eBooks downloaded via Kindle firmware 5.10.2 have been encrypted with a new DRM scheme, you may be failed to remove this Kind of Kindle KFX DRM. Please follow Kindle firmware has been updated to 5.10.2 to get your Kindle KFX DRM removed. If your Kindle firmware is still not updated to 5.10.2, please stop Kindle update NOW!

Like the Kindle KFX books downloaded via Kindle for PC/Mac, the Kindle KFX eBook downloaded via Kindle e-ink device is also not a single file but consisted of a file with extension .kfx and a series of files stored at a subfolder under Documents folder at your Kindle device.

Kindle kfx ebooks

Step 2. Remove Kindle KFX DRM with Epubor Ultimate

Plug in your Kindle e-ink device to your computer with USB, and then run Epubor Ultimate. The Epubor Ultimate will automatically detect your Kindle e-ink device and show all downloaded books in the left column under your eReader tab. Just drag the books from the left to the right column and the books are decrypted automatically.

remove DRM from Kindle KFX

Step 3. Convert Kindle KFX to Epub/PDF/Mobi/azw3

For converting the KFX to Epub/PDF/MOBI/AZW3, just select the output format and click on "Convert to ...". Wait until the "Succeeded" appear. Then you can click on "output folder" at the bottom right to see all your converted kindle kfx ebooks.

Method 3. Download &Transfer Kindle Books via USB

Besides afore mentioned methods of downloading Kindle books, is there any other method to download Kindle books? Of course, here is another way to download your kindle books. You can download Kindle books via Kindle for Android or iOS, but there is no way to remove DRM from books downloaded via this method. Alternatively, you can download and transfer Kindle books via usb if you have any Kindle device registered with your Kindle account information. Below is the step-by-step guide.

1. To use this method, please ensure you have kindle eink device registered with your Amazon account.

2. eBooks downloaded via Kindle media library( Amazon website directly) will be in AZW3 format. If you choose to download Kindle books in this way, you will avoid Kindle KFX format.

3. This method is not constrained by computer system. That means you can remove your kindle DRM even if you are on Mac Catalina 10.15.

Step 1. Amazon Books Download and transfer via usb

Open your web browser and go to Amazon official website. Then login to your Amazon account and go to Manage Your Content and Devices.

All your books will be listed under your content tab as below.

manage your content and devices

Click on "Action" button before the book title and you can see all actions you can do. Just select "Download & transfer via USB" and a new window will pop up to show your registered Kindle devices.

download actions

Just choose the Kindle eink device at your hand and then click on "Download" button to start the downloading process.

download and transfer via usb

Once finished, you will see the book has been downloaded to your computer.

download kindle content

Step 2. Remove DRM from Kindle books with Epubor Ultimate

An interesting thing about Kindle books downloaded from Amazon website directly is that most of them are DRM free, but not all. Therefore, I will also show you how to remove drm from kindle books download and transfer via usb.

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Plugin the Kindle device which you select as the target device for downloading Kindle books in step 1. Why need to plugin in the Kindle device? Because Epubor software has to detect your Kindle serial number for decrypting your Kindle books. This is the key step for removing Kindle DRM! Or you can just input your kindle serial number to Epubor Ultimate(User center>> Settings>>Kindle>>input your kindle serial number).

Then drag & drop the Kindle books to the main interface and the books will be decrypted automatically. Click on "Decrypted", you can open the folder storing the decrypted kindle books.

remove kindle kfx drm

If your Kindle device is not at your hand, you need to find your Kindle serial Number at first. If you don't know where you can find the Kindle Serial Number, you can read the full guide on How to Easily Find the Kindle Serial Number.

Just copy this information and run Epubor Ultimate -->> User center-->>settings-->Kindle-->>input the Kindle serial Number and then click on "Ok".

Then add the Kindle books to Epubor Ultimate and the DRM will be removed successfully.

input kindle serial number

Final Words

After reviewing the above 3 different methods of removing kindle kfx drm, can you remove drm from your kindle kfx ebooks now? If you have any issue during the DRM removing process, please feel free to contact us via support@epubor.com to get further assistance.

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07/18/2020 05:04:14
with Kindle Cloud Reader there there is no download starting automatically, there is no download possible at all..
07/18/2020 08:58:32
The kindle cloud reader has removed the cloud and download tabs. But when you open the book, a downloading progress will show at the bottom-right corner. Please just keep this book open until it has downloaded successfully. Then run Epubor kcr Converter to remove DRM and convert kindle books to drm free files.
08/2/2020 16:52:48

While the automatic download with the new Kindle Cloud Reader worked yesterday as described, it does not today. Whatever I do and even with a long waiting time, the download does not start.
No message shown, just not starting the download. I'm using Macbook Catalina 10.15.6 with Chrome 84.0.4147.105 and Cloud Reader PlugIn.

08/3/2020 17:16:06

Dear Sir/Madam,
We're sorry to tell you that Amazon has upgraded Kindle Cloud Reader in August 2020 for security reasons, which has finally made it impossible to download books from Kindle Cloud Reader. As a result, Epubor KCR Converter can’t help you convert the Kindle books from now on.

As per your purchase for Epubor KCR Converter, here we provide you with several solutions. Please have a try and tell us how it works. If you meet any questions during the process, just feel free to contact us and we will try our best to help you.

For Mac users:

If you have a Kindle e-ink device,
you can follow this guide to decrypt and convert Kindle books with Epubor Ultimate:

If you don't have a Kindle e-ink device,
and your macOS is below than 10.15 Catalina,
you can follow this guide to decrypt and convert Kindle books with Epubor Ultimate:

and your macOS is 10.15 Catalina or higher,
we're sorry to tell you that there is no any other effective way to decrypt Kindle books, including using Epubor Ultimate, Epubor KCR Converter or any other tool in the market.
At last and once again, we're sincerely sorry and apologize for the inconvenience caused.

10/19/2020 12:43:23
ePubor ultimate worked for me since I got it.  It stopped working yesterday.  (With purchased books downloaded from Amazon page My Content and Devices. )  What is happening?  Thanks
10/27/2020 18:56:43
I installed kindle 1.24 on windows 10, but it gives an error "Registration failed. Please try again (401)"
10/29/2020 09:25:43
Thank you for asking. This is a kindle app bug. You can close this kindle for pc and try to register again. This issue should be fixed at then. Also your kindle app may be registered successfully already.
10/31/2020 00:19:45
Thank you so so much- I was finally able to convert a book that I've been needing desperately for my thesis!
11/2/2020 10:13:32
Thank you for your comments. We are glad to to be helpful. Have a nice day.
12/11/2020 19:46:04
so frsutrating. I spend 30min trying to figure out how to convert my ebook. and then you just output a text file syaing I have to pay for it... WTF ? is that what you call free trial ? its useless
12/14/2020 08:58:22
No matter which way you are using, this is the right steps. Yes, the trial version only converts 20% content of each book. To obtain the whole content, please use the licensed version.
If you prefer something free, please try Calibre.
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