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johnpaul62
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Computer Backup

When I went to backup my nook on my computer, I downloaded 205 items from the section (my B&N downloads on the nook) to the computer. The only problem is that I have 500 books! What happened to the rest ?  Thanks,  Jeff

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bklvr896
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Re: Computer Backup


johnpaul62 wrote:

When I went to backup my nook on my computer, I downloaded 205 items from the section (my B&N downloads on the nook) to the computer. The only problem is that I have 500 books! What happened to the rest ?  Thanks,  Jeff


Are they archived?  If so, they're not on the Nook after archiving.  Are they all from BN?  If they are not, and I'm assuming you have a Nook First Edition, then look in the My Documents section.

 

 The easiest way to back up your books to a computer is to install Nook for PC and download the books that way.  After the first time, you cn regularly open and download your books.

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tmr4
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Re: Computer Backup

Also all of the books have to have been downloaded to your nook to be available to transfer to your computer. Assuming from your question that they were all on your nook at one time then they were lost at some point a while back. A number of things can cause this and you may not have realized what happened. The nook will only download a set number of books from your library when it is recovering, beyond that you'll have to download them manually. With that many books to download, I agree with bklvr896, use nook for PC to download for backup. It would take a long time to do it on the N1E for the number of books not on your nook.
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Re: Computer Backup

All of my books have been from B&N and all but 4 are archived, it`s easier for me to do that. I did install Nook for PC and that all I need for back up? In case B&N  screws up I would still have all my books, right? Thanks.

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bklvr896
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Re: Computer Backup


johnpaul62 wrote:

All of my books have been from B&N and all but 4 are archived, it`s easier for me to do that. I did install Nook for PC and that all I need for back up? In case B&N  screws up I would still have all my books, right? Thanks.


This first time, you'll need to download the books also, it only downloads the first five (I think), automatically.  After that, I just open and sync Nook for PC about once a week.  Also, if you mover to another Nook, you'll have to do it this way.  The N1E is the only one where you can get to the BN content on the device, it's hidden on all the others.