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Initial post: 10 Apr 2013 10:26:22 BDT
B. Payton says:
Three times I have gone to 'manage my account' only to find that numerous (13) dictionaries have been loaded. I have not requested them and I DON'T WANT THEM. I have a Paperwhite. Can anyone help me.

Posted on 10 Apr 2013 10:45:00 BDT
just delete them,they are loaded automatically.

Posted on 10 Apr 2013 10:45:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2013 10:46:06 BDT
I'd politely suggest creating a small collection called "reference" of "system" or something and putting all the dictionaries, user guides and anything else that irritates you in there.

I understand that if you delete the "spare" dictionaries they will just download again so that would be a futile task (I could well be wrong about this). Once they are safely in this collection they will never worry you again :)

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2013 11:29:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2013 11:30:49 BDT
CBRetriever says:
actually the dictionaries are already in a Collection called dictionaries both in the Home page and in the Archives/Cloud

and as they're not downloaded on the kindle, there's no way to add the guides to a collection

and the maximum number of dictionaries is 10 with 9 user guides and that's only if you have a Basic Kindle or Kindle Touch, a Kindle Paperwhite and a 2nd generation Fire: 2 English, 2 Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Spanish, French and Italian

ETA: since you edited, you are correct about the dictionaries, the user guides aren't replaced unless there are major changes in them

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2013 12:09:01 BDT
Damaskcat says:
They are there because the Kindle supports more languages than English. They aren't taking up space you could use for other things so why worry?

Posted on 10 Apr 2013 13:03:44 BDT
S. Reason says:
I deleted on the web site a few that I knew I'd never use and they've never come back. I kept the ones that might come in handy at some point though.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2013 13:16:38 BDT
CBRetriever says:
it kinda depends on which kindle you have - the Basic Kindle hasn't had an update in ages, so those wouldn't have been replaced, the last dictionaries i received were the ones for my paperwhite and/or Kindle Fire when Chinese was added

maybe they're only pushed out when languages are added

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2014 23:31:57 GMT
I am having the same problem, but cannot delete the unwanted dictionaries. When I try I get this message: "Your Kindle comes with free dictionaries that are included with your device registration. These included dictionaries cannot be deleted from your account." Did you ever find out how to delete them I wonder?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2014 07:16:43 GMT
You don't. Leave them alone. How do you know you will never need them?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2014 08:02:58 GMT
CBRetriever says:
that's the latest development from Amazon - I guess they got tired of replacing them all the time and decided to make them permanent

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2014 09:07:33 GMT
Lucy Lou says:
It isn't a "problem" if you just leave them alone. They're not harming your device nor getting in any way. Just ignore them and you'll be able to get on with life.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2014 09:18:31 GMT
CBRetriever says:
yep, real problem is living in a country where you can't get kindle books at all

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2014 10:27:37 GMT
Well, at 66 I don't think I'm likely to want to learn Chinese! But your point is a good one. If they're not taking up space I can probably forget about them. I was a bit worried that it was a sign of hacking. Thank you for taking the time to respond.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2014 10:32:03 GMT
Thanks. You're probably right. Maybe i'm worrying unnecessarily but they just look so untidy! Thank you for replying.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2014 10:33:25 GMT
You're right. I'm reassured. Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2014 11:03:17 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jan 2014 13:03:02 GMT
CBRetriever says:
get a dozen free books and they won't be on page one anymore - anyway they'll soon sink out of sight

edit to change boks to books

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2014 13:01:40 GMT
Good advice! Thank you so much for your help.
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