Monday, May 26, 2014

Convert Scribd offline documents to PDF using Android

(Current info as of 2014-05-26 using Android 4.4.2 and Scribd version 3.5.1)

Documents saved offline using the Scribd Android app are stored in

     /data/media/0/document_cache/<DOC ID>

For instance, if the file you are trying to access is:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/20628549/Linux-Commands

The location would be:

     /data/media/0/document_cache/20628549/

The actual file would be:

     /data/media/0/document_cache/20628549/content

This file has no extension, but if you copy it and rename it to a .pdf file you can access it from other PDF viewers or export it to Google Drive/Dropbox

35 comments:

  1. When I added pdf extension to content file, I couldn't open this document in any pdf reader.
    Is any other solutions for it?
    Would you be so kind to help me with this.

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    1. Can you provide me with the document ID?

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    2. Amazing.....its working my lenova k3 note.... Wow....thanks.... Best wishes from Hansraj,INDIA (I love my India)

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    3. Pls help. I am unable go download a document that I have stored in device in Scribd app. Is Ur trick.working as of 2016

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  2. Thanks a lot man, that really helped.

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  3. I have the same problem, the file that I got was corrupted and doesn't read. It is "Calculus Solutions Manual 2," the document ID is 215529286. Please help!

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  4. Thank you very much...its really helped

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  5. Thank you very much :) this post really helped me

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  6. I added pdf extension to content file but I couldn't open this document
    Is any other solutions for it? what can I do ?


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  7. What about the rest of the books that have more files not jost metadata and the number of the dokument? How can i open them

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  8. The content file i find is a folder so when i try to rename it the only thing that happens is that it opens an empty folder instead of a pdf file, did it stop working?

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  9. nice, it worked for the locked pdf-s, but what about the epub books that can not be downloaded, those are made offline as a folder of .json files, a mpub format, can those be converted to epub or any other ebook format? It is OK, taht I can keep it on my android scribd offline stuff, but are they impossible to open with another application?

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  10. I have same android version and downloaded scribd v3.5.1
    But there is no data/media/0 path

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  11. The path is not available....Is there any other path where the file coild be found??

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  12. It does not work. There is no (content.) file

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  13. I can't seem to get this method to work. I only see two folders: "font" and "images". And all the folders in the DOC ID folder are encrypted. Can anyone help me out? I'm trying to get DOC ID 182536268. Thank you

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  14. I can't seem to get this method to work. I only have two folders: "fonts" and "images". Can someone help me out? The DOC ID is 182536268. Thank you!

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  15. the folder has a bunch of files, but nothing labelled content. any help would be appreciated.

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  16. nice..work perfectly..thank you so much

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  17. For some reason, only works with some documents... New documents aren't there...

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