Kindle needs backup/restore for collections
My Kindle died two days ago :(
Thankfully Amazon were pretty prompt in dealing with this. I called their Kindle helpline, a new one was sent out, and it arrived this morning :)
It didn’t take long for me to restore all of my content, and things like bookmarks seem to be intact :)
Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any way to backup/restore collections. I’d only had my original Kindle for a few weeks – enough time to accumulate 7 pages worth of content, which I’d organised into collections that neatly fitted onto the home page. Sadly those collections were gone with my old Kindle, and it took me about 20 minutes of repetitive clicking and cursoring to get things back how I like them. I dread to think what that process would be like if I’d been an early adopter and spent years curating content into collections. Amazon – this needs fixing.
After a bit of searching around I did find Adrian Colegate’s Kindle Collection Manager, which would probably have been handy in speeding up the process of recreating my collections. Sadly it doesn’t yet have the ability to backup/restore collections (and it also doesn’t seem to handle audiobooks and pictures [or mp3s?]).
 Who were quick, courteous, and didn’t make me jump through loads of hoops before determining that a warranty replacement was needed.
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