04-02-2010 02:45 PM
In the PC desktop eReader V188.8.131.52, I have not been able to discover anyway to remove an ebook that has been added to My Stuff. If you remove the file, it still shows up in the list and gives an error if you try to open it. I did find where they keep the SQL .db file which stores the meta data for the eReader, but I do not have anyway to edit it.
04-02-2010 03:58 PM
I think you need to log in to your ebook Library at B&N and remove it there:
Delete will be on the far right hand side of the page for thumbnail representing a book you have purchased.
04-02-2010 07:06 PM
These eBooks are NOT in my B&N library, they were added into "My Stuff" manually. Under "my stuff" there is only a command to add, nothing for delete or archive,
04-02-2010 07:11 PM
I thought I remembered there was a way to do this, found the solution here.
Thanks to @lkmiller!
Here is the somewhat drastic way I've figured out how to delete unwanted files from My Stuff in the B&N Desktop Reader for the PC. First, I'm using Vista so the files may be in different locations for the other Windows versions. Second, this not only deletes the files but all your user info as well. Afterwards, you will have to sign in to your B&N account and enter your unlock code for your books again. You will probably lose notes, highlights, and bookmarks too.
1. Go to C:\Users\your user name here\Documents\My BN eBooks. Delete the files you don't want in My Stuff.
2. Go to C:\Users\your user name here\AppData\Roaming\Barnes & Noble\DesktopReader. Delete the database file (ClientAPI_v012.db).
When you open the B&N Reader again, the database file will be rebuilt and any files you deleted from "My BN eBooks" should be gone. Be careful, and if you break anything, you didn't hear this from me!
04-03-2010 03:16 AM
This makes sense. Though everything from your B&N library will be re-built when you synch, I am guessing you will have to re-add everything you wanted to keep in My Stuff. I will give it a shot.
04-03-2010 03:39 PM
In fact, I did pick-up everything in the top level dir (My BN eBooks) and stick it in My Stuff.
Worked great, thanks.
05-04-2010 01:19 AM
Thanks for the info. I have lots of lit format books that I'm trying to convert to epub so that I can justify buying a nook, so I've been testing the conversion process on the ereader.
03-20-2012 08:58 PM
With current software on Windows 7 (as of 3/20/2012), I found my files in: ...\Documents\My Barnes & Noble eBooks. The Documents folder is the same place as the MyDocuments shortcut in the user directory. I simply deleted the .epub file, and re-opened the Nook app, and it updated the database without losing anything more than the book I had deleted. Odd that remove isn't an option in the app, though.