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How do I reset Owner Name & Account email on Nook Tablet

How do I change the original owner name and account (email address) in settings on the Nook Tablet?

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Souzou
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Re: How do I reset Owner Name & Account email on Nook Tablet

Before you change the acccount email, go to "Settings" then "Device Info" to deregister the device.  Then log onto your account at BN.com.  There will be a place to change the email account and name.  Then, log into your nook with the new email and old password (unless you also decide to change the password.)

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whiteginger
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Re: reset B&N Account email & get NOOKS and ADE functioning?


I am switching to a new ISP and getting a new email address.  I also use ADE to manage my healthy library of sideloaded books (mostly DRMed epubs). 

 

I have done a search for "changing account email address" and read several older threads, including this one.All threads, this being the most recent, indicate that deregistering and reregistering the device is/was the correct proceedure, although someone suggested in one thread just to leave the old email address and pretend it's still valid (?).  

 

I would really appreciate anupdate on the procedure and the order of operations.  When this process is finished, I would like to have the following accomplished:

 

  • my new email address on my B&N account
  • all my NOOKS (3) up and running w/ fully stocked libraries and the new email address
  • my ADE account switched switched to the new address and all the books safely reloaded

I'm decent at following directions, and I would really appreciate if someone can walk me through this.

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Strayer
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Re: reset B&N Account email & get NOOKS and ADE functioning?

Look at the threads for the type of Nook you have, be it NC or whatever. I am sure the answer is there. This is a device question If you can't find the answer, just ask the question there. Good luck and you will find out.
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Re: reset B&N Account email & get NOOKS and ADE functioning?


whiteginger wrote:


I would really appreciate anupdate on the procedure and the order of operations.  When this process is finished, I would like to have the following accomplished:

 

  • my new email address on my B&N account
  • all my NOOKS (3) up and running w/ fully stocked libraries and the new email address
  • my ADE account switched switched to the new address and all the books safely reloaded

I'm decent at following directions, and I would really appreciate if someone can walk me through this.


I suspect, but don't know for a fact, that the following is still valid on all NOOK models:

  1. Unregister your NOOKs, NOOK for PC, etc.
  2. Change the email address on your B&N account
  3. Reregister your NOOKs, NOOK for PC, etc.

Note that this will probably result in your NOOKs losing all but the most recent NOOK Book purchases (meaning they need to be re-downloaded), and will probably result in the total loss of shelves, bookmarks, notes, etc. If you're not saving "current page" to your B&N account, you'll lose that, too.

 

For NOOK 1e, you can save time on the redownloading by copying the My B&N Content folder to your computer before unregistering, then copying it back after reregistering. It's my understanding that the later NOOK models don't give you access to the B&N Content folder, but I don't know that for sure.

 

As for Adobe, just go to Adobe, log into your Adobe account, and change the email address. That's all there is to it. This does not in any way affect the devices and computers that are already activated. They'll stay activated and work just fine. Do not deactivate any devices and computers from Adobe. Similarly, changing your Adobe email address does not affect any e-books already downloaded; they also will work just fine. It will (obviously?) affect the email address that you will provide for new device activations and especially for new e-book purchases. I believe that the Sony ebook store still requires that your login there match your Adobe email address, so if you've got a Sony account, you probably need to change it to match.

 

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keriflur
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Re: reset B&N Account email & get NOOKS and ADE functioning?


Doug_Pardee wrote:

 

For NOOK 1e, you can save time on the redownloading by copying the My B&N Content folder to your computer before unregistering, then copying it back after reregistering. It's my understanding that the later NOOK models don't give you access to the B&N Content folder, but I don't know that for sure.

 


This is correct, only the N1E allows the user to access the My B&N Content folder.  For all other devices, you have to root the device to access this folder.

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whiteginger
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Re: reset B&N Account email & get NOOKS and ADE functioning?

Thanks Doug, and all, for your replies.  I realized that this was probably not the best location to post my questions  (and after a couple of days without a response, I did repost on NST board), but I did search before posting and decided to  follow up on the "most recent thread " of this topic--and well--it was on this board :smileysurprised:.  

 

I have N1E, NC, and NST, so tomorrow looks like a busy NOOK day for me.

 

I do not fly by the seat of my pants very well; I like to have read and understood all the directions before I begin something. Soo . . . one more situation and a few questions:

 

I will be getting a new computer in a few days.  I plan to have this email address change all straightened out before that. (That is the best plan, isn't it?  One step at a time?)  I will have made a copy of all my ADE-sideloaded epub files.  I can simply copy those to appropriate folders on my NOOKs, right?  No more need for ADE on those files?

But--if I want the older files to be a part of my ADE library on the new computer, How do I transfer my ADE program and library to a new computer? 

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Re: reset B&N Account email & get NOOKS and ADE functioning?

I wanted to make sure you got an answer.