I am new to Amazon Kindle ebooks. I am using my computer to read Kindle ebooks. I am using Kindle-for-Pc software. I just downloaded an ebook, but I cannot find it anywhere. I need to find it so that I can backup in my flash drive, in case something happens to the computer. I can perfectly read the book from the Kindle-for-Pc program, but I need to find the actual ebook, since it was not free and I don't want to lose it.
Amazon's Kindle for PC reader saves a copy of your books to your hard drive, once you download them. Note that you have to download them from the cloud; new books aren't downloaded to a device unless (1) you told Amazon to send that book to that device or (2) you downloaded the book from the app on that device.
By default, the books are saved in this folder:
YOURUSERNAME with your Windows username.
Typically, you will have two files per book: a
.apnx and a
.azw. Backup both of them. You may want to consider an automated backup service to backup these and your other files.
I have Windows 10 and also use the PC software. Mine are stored in my "Documents" folder in subfolder "My Kindle Content". That would ordinarily be "%HOMEPATH%\Documents\My Kindle Content", but I have changed the location of my Documents folder to another drive.
I found mine (on Windows 10) in
C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\My Kindle Content\
There's a sub-folder for each downloaded book, containing the .azw and .azw.res files (didn't see a .apnx file).