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Hi all,

I've plugged in my kindle and can see the following folder Audible, documents, music, pictures. However no matter which usb port or how many times I go into view to make sure it says to show hidden folders I do not see a system folder.  Is there something I'm missing. By the way I am computer savvy. I guess just not savvy enough to figure out why there is not a system folder on my kindle drive.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Why would you want to see the system folder?
 

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Go into control panel and choose folders, then view, then uncheck the box that says "hide protected operating system folders." You'll get a warning, "do you really want to do this?" Say yes, you really do. Then try connecting your kindle and see if the system folder shows up. I can see it on mine.

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I also noticed that now all the original screensavers are missing  :mad: and my custom screensavers are not being converted using the Alt+shift+0

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pidgeon92 said:
Not necessary. I have plenty of custom screensavers on mine.
You have a mac, don't you? For us windoze users, you need to put the screen_savers folder in the system folder on the Kindle.

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bkworm8it said:
I also noticed that now all the original screensavers are missing :mad: and my custom screensavers are not being converted using the Alt+shift+0

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The original screensavers are not in a folder that you can see, nor are they files that you can see or manipulate. When I removed my custom screensaver, the originals came back.

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bkworm8it said:
I also noticed that now all the original screensavers are missing :mad: and my custom screensavers are not being converted using the Alt+shift+0

theresam
Make sure to do Alt-F first (for full screen) then Alt-shift-0. Wait a few seconds. Some folks have reported needing to do alt-shift-0 a few times to get it to work.

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Ohhh so than I can't have custom and the original screen savers, unless I move them into custom from the file that someone posted here on the board?

Thanks for the other checkbox tip. Thought I had caught them all and unchecked them.

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Leslie said:
You have a mac, don't you? For us windoze users, you need to put the screen_savers folder in the system folder on the Kindle.
These are the instructions from the MobileRead forum, which I followed... Doesn't seem to be mac specific:

1. Attach the Kindle to a computer using the USB cord.
2. Using Windows Explorer (or whatever you use to see individual files/folders) , you should see a new drive called Kindle under My Computer. Go to that drive. (Or if you have an SD card in your Kindle, you can go to the SD drive.)
3. Create a new folder called "pictures" and a subfolder called "screensavers" under it. Make sure both folder names are all lowercase.
4. Copy your image files into the screensavers folder. Your pictures should be 600×800 pixels and black & white. I've only used .jpg files. [[Note: I've used .png files as well]]

5. After copying is complete & it is safe, remove the Kindle from the USB connection.
6. Go to your Home menu and press alt-z. This will create a new book called "screensavers" . Open it. You'll see each of your pictures. You can advance through them with the prev. page and next page buttons. [[Note: The new book will appear at the END of your book list]]
7. While viewing your pictures, look at the bottom of the Kindle screen. If you see your battery indicator & Menu prompt, press alt-F to go into Full Screen mode.
8. On each photo, press alt-shift-0 (i.e., alt-shift-zero) . After a brief delay, you'll get a message that your picture has been exported as screensaver. Click Close on the message.
9. Navigate to each of the pictures you want to use and repeat the above step.
10. When you've got all your pictures loaded, test them by going into & out of sleep mode. Alt-aA (i.e., alt-font size button) puts it to sleep & wakes it up again. Each time it sleeps, it should use a different image. If you see the same image all the time, relook at Step 3.
 

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Ok so the pictures (custom) were showing as already full screen. After I hit Alt F twice it went from full to smaller back to full then let me convert them to actual screensavers.

Got it now!!!

theresaM

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
 

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Those are the same instructions that are in my book. But for whatever reason, on my Kindle, the screensavers folder is in the system folder. Not sure how or why that happened, or what I was reading, but I must have read it somewhere to do it that way.

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So are you saying that it works either way? That you can either create a screensavers folder in your System folder or a screensavers subfolder in your Pictures folder?
 

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Bacardi Jim said:
So are you saying that it works either way? That you can either create a screensavers folder in your System folder or a screensavers subfolder in your Pictures folder?
I don't know. My subfolder is in the system folder. Pidgeon, where is yours? Pictures?

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I 've read both ways. One of the responses on the board here said something about going into the system folder for the screen_saver folder but I think that was if you wanted to remove any of the original screensavers.  Everything I've seen about adding has said to put them in the picture folder.  I was going to remove some of the original ones that I didn't want but did not realize they went away when I did custom ones. That's why I wanted into the system folder.

However I have downloaded a file someone setup for the orignals and i'll just add the ones I want to my picture folder.

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bugger... Me again with another question. I've added 3 custom screensavers. Got them to export to screensaver but only the last one I did shows up when I put in sleep mode. The others don't cycle like the originals did.  What am I doing wrong??

Thanks
 
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