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100% Working Method to Remove Kindle DRM Mac Catalina 2020

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macOS Catalina

Catalina is the first version of macOS to exclusively support 64-bit applications. Kindle for Mac 1.23 no longer runs at all on MacOS 10.15 Catalina since it is 32bits application.

How can I remove Kindle DRM on Mac Catalina?

Don't worry. You will learn the easiest way to remove Kindle drm on Mac catalina. Here I will share the easiest and 100% working method in this article.

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Detailed Steps on Removing Kindle DRM Mac Catalina

The easiest way to remove Kindle DRM on Mac Catalina--removing kindle DRM from Kindle Cloud Reader on Mac. That means if you can download your Kindle books via Kindle Cloud Reader, you can remove Kindle DRM. With this method, you don't have to consider what's the OS you are on, even it is MacOS 10.15 Catalina. There is no need to install or downgrade Kindle for Mac on your Mac.

Step 1 Install Kindle Cloud Reader extension to your Chrome browser at first.

Please install Kindle Cloud Reader extension on your chrome, log in your Kindle Cloud Reader and then download your Kindle Cloud Reader books via Google Chrome Browser. This is the key step for downloading kindle cloud reader books. Please don't skip it until you are 100% sure that your kindle books can be downloaded successfully.

kindle cloud reader chrome extension

According to the Amazon store you are using, please install different Kindle Cloud Reader extension for your Google Chrome.

Step 2 Download Kindle books to your computer at first.

Then right click the Kindle books in your kindle cloud library, select "Download and Pin the Book" to download kindle cloud reader books to your computer.

download and pin Kindle cloud reader books

Take away: You can also export Kindle cloud reader ebooks with the latest version of Microsoft Edge browser(Chromium).

Step 3 Remove Kindle DRM on Mac Catalina with Epubor KCR Converter.

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Start Epubor KCR Converter, all your downloaded kindle cloud reader books will be displayed at the main interface. Select all or the books you want to convert. Then choose the output format from the central buttom button and then click on "convert to ...", all your Kindle Cloud Reader books will be decrypted and converted to DRM free books.

remove drm from kindle cloud reader books

Only 3 steps, you can easily convert your Kindle books to DRM free PDF, Epub, Mobi, txt or Azw3. Epubor KCR Converter definitely is the most easy-to-use Kindle Converter for mac, especially for Mac catalina. Why not give it a try?

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Final Words

1 With Epubor KCR Converter, you can remove kindle drm and convert kindle books to epub/pdf/azw3/mobi/txt with only one click.

2 You don't have to downgrade kindle for mac to older version any more. Just download Kindle books from kindle cloud reader.

3 Epubor KCR Converter works both on windows and mac so that you can use this method to remove kindle drm on windows 10/7/8.

4 Certainly, there are other methods of removing kindle drm on mac catalina, such as use the command to stop kindle executing the render-test function published by Odamizu. I have to admit the process is too complicated and you also need some knowledge of coding. If you miss any step, you will fail to remove kindle drm on mac catalina. Why not just save your precious time on reading more books by using Epubor KCR Converter--the one stop solution for kindle books, no matter on mac or windows?

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19 Comments
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09/6/2019 03:00:56
The first method worked for me w/ Kindle 1.26 and OS X 10.15 beta. Thank you!!!
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09/6/2019 11:08:20
Thank you for your feedback. That's great to hear!
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10/3/2019 00:10:56
Hello, I tried the first method on my Mac and when I open the saved Epub file on Books it says "can't open file because it's corrupted". Can you please help?
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10/9/2019 10:35:15
Thank you for your feedback. Can you please redownload your books again via kindle for mac and  then run epubor ultimate to remove the drm and convert it to epub. If you are still failed, please contact epubor.iris@gmail.com to get further assistance.
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10/8/2019 09:27:38
Can you please send us the epub file so taht we can test it at our side? Please send the file to support@epubor.com and describe your problem clearly.
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10/23/2019 03:31:46

Hi, I would really like to get step 3 to work. I have installed Kindle version 1.26 as you stated and used "chmod". I have downloaded books the way you stated.

I have checked that there is no "kcr" files in my Kindle library. Still Epubor Ultimate writes "Kindle DRM" with big red letters on many books I wanted to convert.

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10/24/2019 09:20:51
Have you ever used Epubor Ultimate to remove DRM successfully before you updating your Mac os catalina? If yes, please contact me via epubor.iris@gmail.com. Then I will help you fix it via Teamviewer. If not, this method will not work on your Mac.
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10/25/2019 01:24:18
The formatting in the books gets messed-up when I convert. How do I avoid this?
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10/25/2019 08:37:03
Can you please which software are you using? Also can you please send us (epubor.iris@gmail.com) your converted book so that we can test our side?
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11/17/2019 06:36:55
it works now,,,,,,,,,thanks
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11/18/2019 16:22:55
Glad to hear that. Any more problem on remove kindle drm on catalina, please feel free to contact us via epubor.iris@outlook.com
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11/22/2019 04:32:32
Supposedly I have the latest version of Chrome running on my Mac (78.0.3904.108) but the Kindle Cloud Reader app says I don't.  It says this version doesn't support the latest Chrome Extension format.  Consequently I can't download anything.  OTOH, I can Download in Safari but your app can't see it.
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11/22/2019 08:53:54
Please ignore the chrome is not the latest message and install kindle cloud reader extension on your chrome: https://www.epubor.com/faq.html#e901
Then login your kindle cloud reader on chrome browser. This time you can download your kindle books.
If you need more support, please contact  me via epubor.iris@outlook.com to get further assistance.
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11/26/2019 00:06:41
it can't solve now, i can't download the title after use type terminal code like that. it shown "This title’s format is not compatible with your device. Please try another device or contact Kindle customer support."
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11/26/2019 09:31:33
Can you please describe your problem more clearly? Do you mean you have excute the code on your terminal but cannot download your kindle book on mac kindle 1.26? Do you right click the book and select "Download“ or do you double click the book to download it?  This happens to all your books or some of your books?
Textbook are not supported.
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02/23/2020 03:13:33
Hi, I am triyng to download ebooks from Kindle Cloud Reader app on google chrome, but when I go to "download & pin books" it says that I can't do it because I don't have the last version of chrome but this is not true (I have the last version)
thanks a lot
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02/23/2020 14:19:59

Please install the kindle cloud extension to your chrome and then try to download and pin the book.

Install the kindle cloud extension here>>https://www.epubor.com/faq.html#e901

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07/6/2020 23:41:39
The kindle book doesn't show up on the cloud reader. in fact on amazon it says "title is not supported on kindle e-readers" What should i do next? I cannot use the KCR converter at all
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07/8/2020 09:52:23
Thank you for reporting this issue. Please download kindle cloud reader books via microsoft edge and then remove drm with KCR CONVERTER. Here is the detailed guide: https://www.epubor.com/how-to-export-kindle-books-with-new-microsoft-edge.html#method2
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