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I have lots of space left on my Sony Reader (a PRS-T1), but I also have a few books on there that I don't want to read again (or at all). I am trying to figure out how to remove them from the reader using the software that came with it, but I seem to be missing some vital bit of explanation, because I can't seem to take books off of the reader.

Some of the books I want to remove are expired library loans, and some are actual books I have bought and paid for, if that makes any difference. Ideally, I'd like a way to remove multiple titles at once, but if not, one at a time will work too.

  • I don't have enough rep yet to add new tags - can someone create a sony-prs-t1 tag (or whatever would be appropriate) for me? – Ash Jan 6 '14 at 18:31
  • Tag has been added. Welcome to Ebooks SE. – Jason Down Jan 6 '14 at 18:40
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    Ashley, if this isn't answered by the time I get home (about 4 hours), I'll let you know. I don't have the software installed on my work laptop, but I do have it at home. I should note that if you plug your reader into your laptop/PC, you can actually browse to the device like it is a usb drive. You can find the list of books under one of the folders (can't remember at the moment) and just delete it. I often do this when I'm not on my personal laptop. – Jason Down Jan 6 '14 at 18:44
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    It's database/media/books on PRS-650. – palacsint Jan 6 '14 at 19:47
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If you want to remove files from the PRS-T1 you can connect the reader via its USB cable to a computer and have the internal memory available as a USB drive. The TRS-1 shows itself as two USB devices, one named SETTINGS, the other READER. The books are normally under READER/BOOKS.

You can just search for, and delete the books with your OS' file browser.

The device will rebuild the database of available books after disconnecting it from the computer. Make sure to properly remove the device, do not just unplug it.

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On Sony PRS-650 when you read a book, press the Menu button then there is a Delete Book menu entry.

PRS-T1 manual says the following:

Deleting a Single Item

You can delete individual items. The following instructions use the [Books] application as an example; this feature is also available in other applications.

  1. Press the (Home) button tap [Books].
  2. Tap and hold an item. The option items appear.
  3. Tap [Delete].
  4. Tap [Yes] when prompted. The item is deleted from the Reader.

There is also a way to for deleting multiple items at once.

  • I was sort of hoping there would be a way to do this without doing it on the reader itself, as I find accomplishing anything but reading on it takes a long time, as things seem to happen slowly (like going through pages of books to find the one I want). – Ash Jan 6 '14 at 19:31
  • @AshleyNunn: Then you should go with Jason's answer/comment. – palacsint Jan 6 '14 at 19:47

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