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Problem: Kindle Fire won't open .mobi file (solved)

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Re: Problem: Kindle Fire won't open .mobi file (solved)

Post Number:#16 by literarycat
» 05 Jul 2015, 23:52

Not yet I'm going to try something tomorrow before I report it.
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Re: Problem: Kindle Fire won't open .mobi file (solved)

Post Number:#17 by Scott
» 06 Jul 2015, 10:44

literarycat wrote:
gali wrote:
literarycat wrote:
I am having the issue of the file will download but will not open in my Kindle app. It keeps telling me no application on my device can open it.


What format is it? Maybe you have to convert it to mobi.


It is mobi

@literarycat Did you move it from the downloads directory to the books directory in the Kindle app?
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Re: Problem: Kindle Fire won't open .mobi file (solved)

Post Number:#18 by literarycat
» 06 Jul 2015, 11:27

It just keeps telling me there is no app that can open the file

-- 06 Jul 2015, 17:53 --

I was able to get it to work. For the kindle app on smartphones you have to download it to your laptop/desktop and then like with the Kindle Fire, plug in your phone and move it from downloads to the kindle app folder on your phone. If you just try to move it from the downloads on the smartphone it won't work.
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Re: Problem: Kindle Fire won't open .mobi file (solved)

Post Number:#19 by MystAngelBlossom
» 09 Jul 2015, 15:02

Will the email suggestion work for the kindle app that is on a nook color hd?
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Re: Problem: Kindle Fire won't open .mobi file (solved)

Post Number:#20 by Mdoucet1086
» 12 Aug 2015, 20:52

I'm on my iPhone and I can download the book in my google app just fine but how to I download it in my kindle app?
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Re: Problem: Can't download on iPhone

Post Number:#21 by arapier
» 12 Aug 2015, 22:01

When I click the link to download it opens the book in my browser, and I can't get it to download or appear anywhere else (like the kindle app or even iBooks)
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Re: Problem: Kindle Fire won't open .mobi file (solved)

Post Number:#22 by gali
» 12 Aug 2015, 22:13

Mdoucet1086 wrote:I'm on my iPhone and I can download the book in my google app just fine but how to I download it in my kindle app?


Move the book to the kindle app folder on your phone, or save it on your pc and move it to the kindle app folder.

-- August 13th, 2015, 6:18 am --

arapier wrote:When I click the link to download it opens the book in my browser, and I can't get it to download or appear anywhere else (like the kindle app or even iBooks)


Best report it as well.
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Re: Problem: Kindle Fire won't open .mobi file (solved)

Post Number:#23 by Mys_Trea
» 03 Sep 2015, 16:08

I cannot open my. mobi format download. I use Kindle for android. What to do...
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Re: Problem: Kindle Fire won't open .mobi file (solved)

Post Number:#24 by gali
» 04 Sep 2015, 03:52

Mys_Trea wrote:I cannot open my. mobi format download. I use Kindle for android. What to do...


Move the file from the 'downloads' folder into the 'books' directory for the Kindle for Android App.
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Re: Problem: Kindle Fire won't open .mobi file (solved)

Post Number:#25 by B3cca 3ll3r
» 07 Sep 2015, 13:36

I have solved the problem I was having, if you are using an Apple product use Safari to open the site and download. I don't know why it works but it does. Good luck!
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Re: Problem: Kindle Fire won't open .mobi file (solved)

Post Number:#26 by Mys_Trea
» 08 Sep 2015, 11:04

gali wrote:
Mys_Trea wrote:I cannot open my. mobi format download. I use Kindle for android. What to do...


Move the file from the 'downloads' folder into the 'books' directory for the Kindle for Android App.


I have tried all the suggestions I'v seen and still no joy. Any other advice? I'd really like to start on my very first review.
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Re: Problem: Kindle Fire won't open .mobi file (solved)

Post Number:#27 by gali
» 08 Sep 2015, 11:29

Mys_Trea wrote:
gali wrote:
Mys_Trea wrote:I cannot open my. mobi format download. I use Kindle for android. What to do...


Move the file from the 'downloads' folder into the 'books' directory for the Kindle for Android App.


I have tried all the suggestions I'v seen and still no joy. Any other advice? I'd really like to start on my very first review.


Is the book on your pc? Try to download it on your pc first and from there move it to your android. If still no luck, submit an error report, if you hadn't already.
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Re: Problem: Kindle Fire won't open .mobi file (solved)

Post Number:#28 by cranej80
» 02 Dec 2015, 16:25

I am having the same problem. Getting it to download but can't open it.
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Re: Problem: Kindle Fire won't open .mobi file (solved)

Post Number:#29 by Scott
» 04 Dec 2015, 10:20

cranej80 wrote:I am having the same problem. Getting it to download but can't open it.

I can try to help. :)

Did you already try the solution in the OP?

Do you get some kind of error message when trying to open the file?

What device are you using?
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Re: Problem: Kindle Fire won't open .mobi file (solved)

Post Number:#30 by Tgoody53015
» 05 Feb 2016, 17:48

I am new to the site and this is my first book that I am trying to download in order to review. I have downloaded the Kindle app onto my iPhone and made sure that I have my preferences updated to ensure that I was able to download the book to the app. When I try to download the book, it has me open my app store instead of the kindle app. When I hit the open button in the app store since I already downloaded it nothing happens. Anyone know how I can fix this issue so that I can begin reading this book?!


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