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wordsandmelodies
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Registered: ‎08-07-2010
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Can't get rid of borrowed ebook

I've borrowed ebooks from the library before, and when I was done with them I returned them via ADE.  No trouble.  Pretty sure the library got them back, and they were off of my NOOK.  However, I just borrowed a book from an acquaintance for the first time, read it, and can't seem to wipe it off of my NOOK.  Here's what I've done:

1.  I returned it via BN.com, had my NOOK check for new content, and it was still there. 

2.  I plugged into my computer, found the file on my NOOK, deleted it, and it still shows in my library. 

3.  Opened ADE (though I used the Lend Me feature and not ADE at all), and though it said "file missing" when I clicked on it, I told it to delete anyway.  It no longer shows up in ADE, and I can't read the darn thing anymore, but it still shows up in My B&N Library. 

4.  Turned the NOOK off and on again (works with most electronic gadgets), checked for new content, and it still shows in my library, though it isn't readable.

 

I think the file itself is gone, so repeated attempts at deleting probably won't work.  And since I don't actually HAVE the book, I can't archive it.  Up until 15 minutes ago, I was pretty confident that plugging in and manually deleting should do the trick.  Thoughts?

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Josienjoe
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Re: Can't get rid of borrowed ebook

@ wordsandmelodi...

 

Check out this post, especially Icebike's response, and see if that helps you in some way.

 

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-Q-A-and-Support/Newspapers-won-t-go-away/m-p/488465/high...

 

 

Doug_Pardee
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Re: Can't get rid of borrowed ebook

You'll probably just have to wait for the 14 days to expire. Although (as you found) there is a way to "return" a LendMe e-book early via the B&N web site, it doesn't actually return the e-book. It just makes it so that neither you nor the lender can read it until the 14-day lend period is up. I think it's fair to call that a bug.

 

To be fair to B&N about the bug, they don't claim that you can return a LendMe e-book early, and they do flag LendMe as being in "beta".

 

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wordsandmelodies
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Registered: ‎08-07-2010
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Re: Can't get rid of borrowed ebook

Nope, no hidden deleted items folders.  I guess I'll leave it alone in the meantime, and see if it will disappear in 10 days.  Thanks!

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