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bookwormmomRB
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having trouble loading ebooks via my computer

i need to load my ebooks onto my nook via my computer connection b/c i very rarely have access to wifi. i try to load it into my documents and then eject my nook, but when i attempt to pull it up, my nook declares that it's an unsupported file type. which is rediculous b/c i bought it from barnesandnoble.com. any help would be appreciated. thank you!

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bikerider51
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Re: having trouble loading ebooks via my computer

For the first time I, too, amd seeing the unsupported file-type error. I've sucessfully side-loaded epub files just 3 days ago but now I can't load 4 additonal epub files. I have to side-load into my SD card and it wqrked once but not now.

 

So, no solutions, just verifying your troubles.

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MikeF_NJ
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Re: having trouble loading ebooks via my computer

Most likely your filename looks something like

 

booktitle.v2.epub

 

On the file on your PC, delete the first "." so the filename looks like

 

booktlev2.epub

 

Then sideload the file to your Nook.

 

The  Nook doesn't understand any extensions other than epub, pdf, and pdb for ebooks, and the files that download from B&N look like they have an extension of v2.epub

 

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Ya_Ya
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Re: having trouble loading ebooks via my computer

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bikerider51 wrote:

For the first time I, too, amd seeing the unsupported file-type error. I've sucessfully side-loaded epub files just 3 days ago but now I can't load 4 additonal epub files. I have to side-load into my SD card and it wqrked once but not now.

 

So, no solutions, just verifying your troubles.


Check your filenames.  If they look like "XYZ.v2.epub" rename them to "XYZ.epub" and try to sideload them again.  This should solve your problems. 

 

Edit:  I didn't read carefully enough.  I'm an ass.

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bookwormmomRB
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Re: having trouble loading ebooks via my computer

thanks your idea worked :smileyhappy:

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bikerider51
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Re: having trouble loading ebooks via my computer

You're right- the files types contained two periods. Renaming the files worked great.

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Re: having trouble loading ebooks via my computer

This happens when you download books directly to your computer from B&N's website. This only became a problem after the firmware was updated to 1.5