Manage Document Archiving in Your Kindle Library

December 10, 2021

If you've signed in with your Amazon account, you can manage all your books, documents and other files under a dedicated webpage. That way, you don’t have to juggle through a lot of Kindle devices. Simply go to Manage your content and devices settings and access its document archiving feature. But when you no longer want to store documents under the section automatically, disable it completely. Find out how it’s done!

Document Archiving Kindle

How to disable automatic document archiving in your Kindle Library?

The default setting on the Manage Your Kindle page is configured to have the Personal Document Archiving feature enabled. This lets you easily download your personal documents from the Archived Items on your Kindle, whenever required. At any point in time, you can turn it off.

  1. Go to Manage Your Content and Devices.
  2. Select the Preferences tab.
  3. Scroll down to Personal Document Settings.
  4. Under this heading, select Edit Archive Settings.
  5. Uncheck the box next to Enable personal document archiving to my Kindle library.
  6. Hit the Update button.

Note – The archiving on Kindle will continue to store your personal documents in your Kindle library until you delete them.

How to unarchive books on Kindle?

On your MacBook or iPhone, open a browser and go to Manage your Content and Devices page.

Amazon Preferences
Amazon Preferences

Next, switch to the Preferences tab.

Personal Document Settings
Personal Document Settings

Scroll down to locate the Personal Documents Settings heading.

Edit Archive Setting
Edit Archive Setting

When found, click the heading to show its menu of options. Go to Personal Document Archiving section and hit the Edit Archive Settings button.

Document Archiving Disabled
Document Archiving Disabled

When a new window appears, simply uncheck the box next to Enable personal document archiving to my Kindle library description and hit the update button.


Instantly, the Document Archiving in Your Kindle Library will be disabled.

That’s all you need to know about how to manage or disable automatic document archiving in your Kindle Library.

Kindle archived items not showing?

Kindle Sync Option

All your Kindle Store purchases are saved to the Cloud and downloaded to your device within a few hours. However, if you can’t find your books check if your Kindle is connected to the Internet. Then, sync your Kindle from Settings. For this, swipe down from the Home Screen to open the Quick Actions or select Menu. Then, choose the Sync option and Check for Items option. Lastly, if the problem continues to persist, restart your Kindle and see if it solves the problem.

Hope it makes sense!

Source - Amazon.


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