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Where are Kobo Books Stored on PC/Mac/Android/Kobo eReader?

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"I'm new to Kobo, and working flat out to try to find the downloaded Kobo books on my device but finally failed. Where are they stored on my PC/Mac/Android/Kobo eReader?" If you also have such difficulty in finding your Kobo books, you will get the most complete answer here in this post. But first, please make sure you have downloaded Kobo books to your Kobo devices.

Where are Kobo Books Stored on PC?

Situation 1. Kobo Books Downloaded via Kobo for PC

If you download your Kobo books to your Windows computer via the Kobo for PC Desktop, you will find the downloaded Kobo books here:

C:\Users\user name\AppData\Local\Kobo\Kobo Desktop Edition\kepub

As the below picture shows, the Kobo books are not in real ebook format but they are only a string of characters. Actually, they are kepub files encrypted with Kobo DRM.

where are kobo stored on Kobo for PC

Situation 2. Kobo Books Downloaded from Kobo Website

If you download the Kobo (.acsm) books from the Kobo official website and opened them with Adobe Digital Editions, you will find that they are stored here on Windows:

C:\Users\username\Documents\My Digital Editions

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Where are Kobo Books Stored on Mac?

Situation 1. Kobo Books Downloaded via Kobo for Mac

Usually, the downloaded Kobo books are stored here on Mac if you download them from the Kobo for Mac Desktop:

\Users\user name\Library\Application Support\Kobo\Kobo Desktop Edition\Kepub

The kobo books downloaded via Kobo for Mac are also a string of unordered letters, the same as the books downloaded via Kobo for PC.

where are kobo stored on Kobo for Mac

Situation 2. Kobo Books Downloaded from Kobo Website

If the Kobo books are downloaded from the Kobo website and opened by Adobe Digital Editions, they will be stored here on Mac:

\Users\username\Documents\Digital Editions

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Where are Kobo Books Stored on Android?

If you often read ebooks with your Kobo app for Android, you can find your downloaded ebooks by this way:

Step 1. Open the built-in file manager on your Android device.

Step 2. Either for the downloaded Kobo books or the books you upload to the Kobo app, the default storing path is:

Internal storage\Android\data\com.kobobooks.android\files\03e92d7c1d86eac7c066061b8a8bf4eb\epubs

Each Kobo book stored on Android is unpacked and included in a folder that contains the database of the book, but no read ebook file.

where are kobo stored on Android

Or when you connect your Android device to your computer, you will find the Kobo books here on computer.

This PC\Your Android Device\Internal storage\Android\data\com.kobobooks.android\files\ 03e92d7c1d86eac7c066061b8a8bf4eb\epubs

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Where are Kobo Books Stored on Kobo eReader?

If you have a Kobo device and when you connect it to your computer, you can find the downloaded Kobo books here:

\.kobo\kepub

The kobo books stored in Kobo eReader are also a string of characters, which are actually kepub files encrypted with Kobo DRM.

where are kobo stored on ereader

Bonus Tips: How to Back Up Kobo Books Effectively?

Why do you want to find where your Kobo books are stored? If my guess is right, you are going to back up your Kobo books, or going to read Kobo books more freely on non-kobo devices. After finally finding the storage location of Kobo books, you will discover that almost all the Kobo books are DRM-protected and not in real ebook file format. As I mentioned above, the Kobo books downloaded via Kobo for PC/Mac and Kobo eReader are DRM-protected Kepub files. If you copy these files to another place for backup, you cannot do anything with such books since they are only supported by limited kobo devices.

The right way to back up Kobo books is to remove Kobo DRM and convert the Kobo Kepub to real ebook files, like epub/pdf/mobi books. Whether you Kobo books are downloaded from Kobo for PC/Mac, Kobo official website, or from Kobo eReader, Epubor Ultimate can help you decrypt such Kobo books and convert Kobo to PDF/Epub/Mobi.

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All the downloaded Kobo books will be automatically detected by Epubor Ultimate. You can just drag and drop them from the left to the right window to remove Kobo DRM. You can also click the Convert button to convert your Kobo books to PDF/Epub/Mobi/TXT format.

1Kobo books downloaded via Kobo for PC/Mac will be automatically detected under the "Kobo" tab.

2Kobo books opened with Adobe Digtial Editions will be shown under the "Adobe" tab.

3Kobo books downloaded to Kobo eReader will be automatically uploaded under the "Kobo dev" tab.

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