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After updating I get “Call to OS Function Failed” or “Cannot Create…” error

Troubleshooting » Warnings and Error Messages » After updating I get “Call to OS Function Failed” or “Cannot Create…” error

It sometimes happens that errors like these pop up after updating the software or after upgrading your Windows on your computer. Call to an OS Function Failed Cannot create “filename.xml” (or something similar) If this happens to you, there are a…

What’s the difference between the Standard and the Pro edition?

Frequently Asked Questions » Software Licenses, Update Plans & CLZ Accounts » What’s the difference between the Standard and the Pro edition?

Extra Pro features that are not in the Standard edition: Batch editing with the Edit Multiple feature: Save time by editing multiple items in batch, e.g. to fill in a field value for many items in one go. Customizable pre-sets for sorting, columns and…

Choosing Columns

Browsing » Choosing Columns

Contents Adding or Removing a Column Change the order of the columns Create/change a Saved Column Preset Adding or Removing a Column: To add or remove a column, first access the Column Field Selection screen: Windows: Click on menu View > Columns > Select…

Filter

Browsing » Searching » Filter

*These features are available in the Pro Version of Book Collector. With the filter screen you can filter your books on all sorts of details. You may be looking for a book with a specific price (or maybe higher than / lower than) or perhaps a book from a certain year.…

Export to Excel

Importing / Exporting » Export to Excel

!To do this, you need the Pro Edition of Book Collector Step 1: In Book Collector: Use the menu File > Export to > Text. Choose which fields you would like to export through the Fields button. Click ‘Browse’ to define a location for your…

Getting Started

Getting Started

Thanks for checking out Book Collector! To get started with Book Collector you’ll need to register for a free trial. There is no time limit with the trial desktop software, but you can only add 100 books before the trial will automatically expire. If you…

Grouping into Folders

Browsing » Grouping into Folders

Introduction Folder grouping allow you to browse your books grouped into folders. Almost any field in Book Collector can be set as a folder group option. You can also create folder grouping within different folder grouping. Book Collector comes with a variety of…

macOS to Windows

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » How do I transfer the program, my database and images to another computer? » macOS to Windows

If you’ve decided to move from macOS to Windows, you can bring your database with you to your new Windows computer by exporting it to XML, and importing the XML in Book Collector Cobalt on Windows. To export and import XML in Book Collector, you need the Pro…

How do I re-download the software for which I own a license?

Frequently Asked Questions » Software Licenses, Update Plans & CLZ Accounts » How do I re-download the software for which I own a license?

If you’d like to re-download the software you own, you can do so via your CLZ account.. This page is your personal access to your licenses and download links, to activate the free CLZ Cloud, to activate Update Plans, etc. Please select below what you’d…

Creating a Backup

Importing / Exporting » Creating a Backup

Automatic Database Backups Book Collector automatically keeps multiple time-stamped backups of your database file The software keeps multiple time-stamped database backups, saved to your Backups folder as “backup of [yourdatabasename] –…

Full import via Connect

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV » Full import via Connect

To perform a full import from a text or CSV file you can use the Book Connect Import Tool. The steps consist of first importing all items into Book Connect, and then syncing those items from Book Connect to Book Collector on your computer. 1. Importing your Text/CSV…

Limited import

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV » Limited import

Contents Preparing for import Importing Updating your data Preparing for import With Book Collector you can import a .csv or text list. Book Collector’s text import is limited to these fields: ISBN, Title and Author. It is not possible to import any…

My ISBN is not recognized by your online database, what now?

Frequently Asked Questions » Automatic data and images from the central online book database » My ISBN is not recognized by your online database, what now?

Our own central online book database contains over 23 million different ISBNs, and on top of that, uses many online libraries all over the world as fall-back sources. But still, it can happen that your ISBN is not recognized, maybe because your book is very new, or…

User Defined Fields

Managing your Database » User Defined Fields

If you feel like you’re missing a field you really need for your collection, the Manage User Defined Fields screen comes in handy. Please note: This feature is only available in the PRO version of Book Collector. Add User Defined Fields to your Book’s…

Windows to macOS

Frequently Asked Questions » Your database and images » How do I transfer the program, my database and images to another computer? » Windows to macOS

If you’ve decided to move from Windows to macOS, you can bring your database with you to your new Mac by exporting it to XML, and importing the XML in Book Collector Cobalt on Mac. To export and import XML in Book Collector, you need the Pro edition. If you…

Loan Manager

Managing your Database » Loan Manager

Introduction Book Collector’s Loan Manager allows you to track books that you’ve loaned, who you’ve loaned them to and when they are due to be returned. The Loan Manager can also warn you when a book on loan is overdue. Contents Loaning…

Sorting your Collection

Browsing » Sorting your Collection

With your collection stored digitally on your computer, sorting your list in various different ways can be done in a few clicks: Click a Column Header Sorting on Multiple Fields Sorting by Author/Title Sorting by Person fields Sorting on Date Added Click a…