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Initial post: 16 Dec 2012 18:04:41 GMT
K. McGregor says:
Hi all

I want to create folders on my Kindle Fire HD to enable me to put my books into genre folders - is this at all possible?

If so, is there anyone who can help, as can't find anything on the kindle site.

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 18:09:30 GMT
CBRetriever says:
you can create folders vi a usb connection 'til the cows come home but the Fire won't be able to see any books in them

seriously, the Kindle Fire does not support collections like the e-ink kindles do - there is a book collections app (not sure if it's available here) but it has pretty bad reviews

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012 18:25:06 GMT
K. McGregor says:
Thanks for that - bit disappointing, considering the cost. I thought the Fire HD is supposed to have all the bells and whistles on it????

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012 18:30:26 GMT
A. Dietz says:
It has different bells and whistles.

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 19:56:53 GMT
K. McGregor says:
LOL - yep, you are probably right, just would be nice to categorise my books on such a lovely new updated kindle

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012 20:08:07 GMT
Denis Powell says:
There are several apps that allow you to do it. Their only drawback, as far as I'm concerned, is that if you "open" a book from within one of those apps the Fire won't remember where you finish reading although at least one will allow you to add a "note" to the book with the last Location read. As a result I only use them to find books but then open them from the Fire's Book tab.

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 20:25:55 GMT
K. McGregor says:
Thanks Dennis, I'll keep that in mind. Hopefully somebody will come up with the perfect app to categorise books sooner rather than later

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 22:11:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Dec 2012 22:11:44 GMT
Mark says:
The fact this feature is missing is so odd. It must be a fairly simple piece of programming and essential to people who love books and have lots of them. kindle owners for example. It is a feature of the e ink kindles that have much less power. By putting this as a low priority Amazon are just annoying their customers.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2012 07:07:52 GMT
CBRetriever says:
well, being that this has been requested since the first Fire came out over a year ago, and it may have been even more requested than Parental Controls and yet Amazon didn't include it in the new Fires, leads me to believe it's not as simple as we think it is

actually, looking back, I think the uproar over lack of collections may have been stronger than the uproar over lack of PCs

or else they were waiting for someone to develop an app to handle the task (not very successful so far, so that tends to bolster my belief that it's not that easy)

Posted on 20 Dec 2012 00:35:37 GMT
K. McGregor says:
Hi Guys

Thanks again for all the info - will look around to find apps and if I find anything remotely suitable, will let you know. Or, perhaps Amazon may create their own app for us all to use (hopefully free of charge too!!).
Cheers, Merry Xmas and happy reading

Posted on 23 Dec 2012 14:13:56 GMT
Andy says:
I've just got the Kindle Fire and am so disappointed to find that this feature is missing. I have over a 150 books stored onto my basic Kindle and wanted to transfer them over but they look such a mess on the new Fire. I can't find anything. Back to the old Kindle me thinks :(((((

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012 15:07:14 GMT
K. McGregor says:
Know the feeling well!! Perhaps we should start a campaign to get amazon to create a free app for all Kindle Fire users?? Which, actually gets me thinking, if there's an app out there for the older kindles, can't that just be tweaked for the Kindle Fire?? Surely it should be simple enough?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012 15:34:05 GMT
Denis Powell says:
There are already free apps available from the App Store. The only drawback is that if you use the app to open a book the Fire won't remember the last page read, but if you just use the Folders to select a book and then open it from the "Books" tab it works fine.

Posted on 23 Dec 2012 16:41:48 GMT
Essbee says:
This is the only reason I did not buy the Fire. I have this problem on my 'phone and decided to buy a Kindle, I was considering which one when the Paperwhite came out so it was a choice for me betweeen that and the Fire HD. I was really fortunate that someone posted that the Fire being an Android device did not have the collections feature. Thank you again to helpful posters on these forums.

Posted on 22 Feb 2013 16:11:01 GMT
Cy Stapleton says:
For the most part I love my KindleFire HD. However, had I known that folders could not be created I would have never bought it. I use it almost exclusively for audio books with a little Netflix use. I have hundreds of audio books on tape and CD and upload them to my Kindle. What I end up with is a huge number of individual CDs and tapes, making it extremely difficult, and sometimes impossible, to find the next part of the book.

Posted on 22 Feb 2013 16:20:36 GMT
Subtle Knife says:
Is this "problem" (or feature) only on the Kindle FIRE tablets or do all tablets have the same difficulty in creating folders? Just idle curiosity.

Posted on 22 Feb 2013 16:35:14 GMT
Cy Stapleton says:
RSA - The Fire is the only tablet I have owned. However, had I known folders were not available, I would have stuck with my reliable Walkman DVD player and old pocket tape player. I mistakenly thought I was stepping forward in technology.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2013 16:39:35 GMT
Subtle Knife says:
I have a little Bush Mp3 player with a tiny screen that has all my talking books on it. I had thought of a tablet for a bigger screen but it seemed a lot of money. They certainly don't seem to be the "easy to use" things I had imagined. Sticking with my cheapo Bush :x

Posted on 22 Feb 2013 17:24:58 GMT
Creditonian says:
If you install an app called ES which is a file organiser on your KFHD, you can create files. i.e in the BOOKS folder, you can create categories.
Hope that this helps.

Posted on 22 Feb 2013 17:37:08 GMT
Creditonian says:
p.s The full title of this app is ES File Explorer

Posted on 22 Feb 2013 17:44:59 GMT
Veevoo says:
I downloaded an app from the Amazon store for £1.89 called Book Collections For Kindle Fire which is very good and will suffice. I add a bookmark when I've finished reading and then find my place next time by checking through the notes tab for the last bookmark I've left.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2013 18:22:40 GMT
Cy Stapleton says:
Thanks. Much appreciated. I will try it.

Posted on 19 Jul 2013 09:21:06 BDT
i downloaded the app ES File Explorer, and that's worked, i can now organize my documents, books into separate folders. as many people have already said this feature should already be built-in.

Posted on 19 Jul 2013 09:58:03 BDT
ChrisJ says:
Once organised, then that is great - they are organised.

BUT (unless you are a librarian) the idea of books is to be able to read them not organise them.
And to read them you might find that you need to put them all back into the original folder.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jul 2013 10:03:19 BDT
CBRetriever says:
and after you moved your books, do you still see them under the books tab and are you able to open them from there?
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