How to Recover Deleted Kindle Book[2021]

How to Recover Deleted Kindle Book

Have you deleted a Kindle book and need it back? If you have, read on and learn the different methods to recover a deleted Kindle book.

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Sep 14, 2021 • Filed to: Recover Files • Proven solutions

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Are you wondering how to recover a deleted Kindle book? Deletion happens either intentionally or by mistake. It can also occur if your device is infected by a virus, forcing you to format your device and lose all your data. Losing a book you have purchased can be a frustrating experience. The feeling of sheer despair compounds if you had not read the book and was looking forward to doing so. Luckily there are several ways to recover a deleted Kindle book. Don't fret; read on to learn how you can recover a deleted Kindle book and enjoy reading once more.

Part 1: Reasons Books Get Lost on Kindle Devices

When Amazon first launched the Kindle e-reader and added it to the Amazon ecosystem, it instantly became a hit. There are some primary reasons Kindle became popular. The first is that it allowed people to carry numerous books on a single device. Before the wide adoption of this technology, people who read a lot and those in research and teaching professions had to carry loads of physical books. The second reason is that Kindle books became more durable; digital books can't be physically damaged. The third reason is that Kindle books were cheap. Due to the elimination of printing costs, Kindle books cost just a fraction of printed versions.

Unfortunately, despite the convenience and lower costs, Kindle came with certain drawbacks. One of these is the potential to lose your books through deliberate and accidental deletion or corruption of the Kindle device caused by a virus or malfunction.

Deleting a book on Kindle

Kindle e-readers ship with a fixed internal storage of 8, 16, 32, or 64GB. Users often delete books they have already read to free up space on the device. Later on, they may want to reread the book or look up some material. Sometimes users will accidentally delete a book and only realize after the fact.

Low internal storage space on a Kindle

Whatever the reason for deletion, there are several ways to recover a deleted Kindle book.


Part 2: Methods to Recover Deleted/Lost Books on Kindle Devices

Let's now consider all the possible methods to recover a deleted kindle book.

Method 1. Restore from your Amazon account

Amazon cloud technology makes it possible for you to log in to your Amazon account and sync your content. This way, you can recover books you have removed from the device. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Log into your Amazon account from your computer.

Step 2: Navigate to Manage Your Content and Devices and find the deleted book.

Manage your content and devices on Amazon

Step 3: Turn on your Kindly device and connect it to the Internet.

Step 4: Use a USB cable to connect the Kindle device to the computer.

Step 5: Select the deleted book and in the Actions section, click "Download and transfer via USB." After a few seconds, the book is sent to your Kindle device.

Download and transfer Kindle book via USB

Please note that this method only works if the book still exists in the Content section. If you have deleted the book from the library, Amazon permanently removes it from your account. You will not be able to reaccess it in your library or on any device.

Method 2: Recover Deleted Kindle Books Using Amazon's Cloud Library Feature

Amazon stores all digital purchases in their cloud library. You can recover a deleted Kindle book from this section. Follow these steps to redownload from Amazon's Cloud Library.

Step 1: Turn the device on and go to the Home screen.

Step 2: Navigate to "My Library" and click on it. On Kindle Fire, you will find this on the top left corner. On other Kindle devices, this may be located at the bottom.

Step 3: You will see an "All" tab and a "Downloaded" tab. Go to the All tab. This contains a list of all the books you have downloaded.

Amazon Kindly Library

Step 4: Identify the book that's missing on your device and tap it to redownload. After a few seconds, the book will be available on your device.

Note that you need to check the "cloud" tab on the home screen for older Kindle devices such as the Paperwhite.

Method 3: Redownload Archived Deleted Books

It is possible to recover a deleted Kindle book if it still on your Amazon. Books that are removed from your devices remain archived in your Amazon account unless you delete them permanently. Redownload deleted books from your archived items by following the steps below:

Step 1: Press the Home button on your Kindle to go to the home screen.

Step 2: Press the Menu button and go to the "View Archived Items."

View archived items on Kindle

Step 3: Select the books you have removed from your device to begin the redownload process.

Method 4. Download Kindle recovery tool to restore deleted Kindle files

The final method is ideal when your device has become corrupted through malfunction or virus infection. A malfunction or virus has the potential to lead to a total data loss. When this happens, you can't use any of the methods above. You have to download and install a Kindle recovery tool on your computer. The best tool to do this is Wondershare Recoverit.

Features of Wondershare Recoverit

Wondershare Recoverit is a data recovery software program that is available for both Windows and Mac. In addition to recovering deleted Kindle books, you can recover and reconstruct over 200 types of files and folders. It can recover data from Kindle devices, USBs, memory cards, cameras, SD cards, external hard drives, computers, and other storage media. The tool has over 5,000,000 million installations and is used in over 160 countries, a clear testament of its quality. The developers offer 24 x 7 free tech

support to ensure clients get help when they need it.

Other features include:

More importantly, the process to recover a deleted Kindle book is a simple three-step process on Wondershare Recoverit. Begin by downloading and installing the software on your computer. Next, connect your Kindle device to your computer using a USB cable. Launch the application by clicking the desktop icon and then follow the steps below:

Step 1: Select a location.

Select your Kindle device from the list of external devices.

computer data recovery

Step 2: Scan the location.

Click Start to begin the scanning process.

computer scan

Step 3: Preview and recover data

Preview the recoverable book or books before proceeding with the recovery process. Click Recover to recover the deleted Kindle book.

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The Bottom Line

Finding out that you have deleted a Kindle book you purchased on Amazon can be distressing. But, with these methods, you are guaranteed to recover a deleted Kindle book within no time. When nothing else works, Wondershare Recoverit is the best tool to get the job done. And it doesn't just work on Kindle books; you can recover all types of lost data from a myriad of devices.

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