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EscapistFL
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Epub file names-help needed

 

I am trying to transfer specific books from my Nook Classic to my new Nook Color but the epub file names are a bunch of numbers. How can I find the childrens books I am trying to transfer? The files won't open when I click on them and it's impractical to open one by one anyway.

 

Sorry I know this is very basic stuff. :smileysad:

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ABthree
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Re: Epub file names-help needed

 


EscapistFL wrote:

 

I am trying to transfer specific books from my Nook Classic to my new Nook Color but the epub file names are a bunch of numbers. How can I find the childrens books I am trying to transfer? The files won't open when I click on them and it's impractical to open one by one anyway.

 

Sorry I know this is very basic stuff. :smileysad:


Can't you just download them directly to your NookColor from your library on the B&N servers via WiFi?

 

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ChipPM
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Re: Epub file names-help needed

Would the Nook for PC ap help?

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/video.asp

 

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Re: Epub file names-help needed

 


EscapistFL wrote:

 

I am trying to transfer specific books from my Nook Classic to my new Nook Color but the epub file names are a bunch of numbers. How can I find the childrens books I am trying to transfer? The files won't open when I click on them and it's impractical to open one by one anyway.

 

Sorry I know this is very basic stuff. :smileysad:


 

ABThree is correct, as long as the NookColor is registered to the same account you should be able to download them wirelessly.

 

If you want to download them to your computer and sideload to the NookColor I would recommend that you download Nook for PC and download your eBooks that way.  They will download with a more recognizable name for you, a combination of numbers and the name of the book.

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EscapistFL
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Re: Epub file names-help needed

 

I opened separate accounts, so I can pick which books to share with 8 year old and I have a Mac. I suppose there is a Nook for Mac I can search for and sideload them that way. Thanks!

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Re: Epub file names-help needed

Not sure if this will help, but here's what I do is when I want to transfer a book to a Nook on a different account (or download a back-up copy) - When I click "Download" from the book listing from "My Nook Library", before I save the file, I rename it with the title of the book (i.e., Tom_Sawyer.epub) making sure there are no extra periods in the file name.  Then when I go to sideload to another Nook, I can easily pick and choose what books I want.

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EscapistFL
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Re: Epub file names-help needed

I was finally able to share some books between my Nook Classic & Nook Color using Calibre. Nothing else worked. Thanks all.

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Re: Epub file names-help needed

If it helps... the numbers are the ISBN number. So if you know what book you want to transfer, you can look up the title on the BN website, find the ISBN number and locate your file by that.

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