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shadowcat80
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Side-Loading

I have a side-loading question.  Do I need to download the nook for PC app to side-load e-books from my nook library on BN.com to the Nook or not?  And follow-up if the first one is yes where do I go to download that app?

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Re: Side-Loading

No.  But it will allow you to side load B&N purchased books with usable file names.  The actual side loading is done through Windows Explorer and the Mac equivalent.  It's the same as copying a file from one drive to another.  Remember B&N books go into the folder "My B&N books"  other side loaded book go into "My documents"

 

You can get Nook for PC here:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/free-nook-apps/379002321/

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Re: Side-Loading

Thank you MLBerry, that was very helpful.  The biggest reason I asked because their was a post a while back on the Nook General Discussion that when 4-G really takes over the 3-G will cease to function and I was thinking if I could get a handle on side-loading now, when my nook only has its wifi, I can still get my e-books at home where I have no wifi.

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Re: Side-Loading

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No.  But it will allow you to side load B&N purchased books with usable file names.  The actual side loading is done through Windows Explorer and the Mac equivalent.  It's the same as copying a file from one drive to another.  Remember B&N books go into the folder "My B&N books"  other side loaded book go into "My documents"

 

 

 



Shadowcat:

 

 

I could be wrong but it is my understanding that sideloaded books from B&N also must go into my documents , not my B&N library.

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Re: Side-Loading

 


geatdanemomDT wrote:

 

No.  But it will allow you to side load B&N purchased books with usable file names.  The actual side loading is done through Windows Explorer and the Mac equivalent.  It's the same as copying a file from one drive to another.  Remember B&N books go into the folder "My B&N books"  other side loaded book go into "My documents"

 

 

 



Shadowcat:

 

 

I could be wrong but it is my understanding that sideloaded books from B&N also must go into my documents , not my B&N library.


That is correct:  all sideloaded books, including books sideloaded from B&N, go into My Documents.

 

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Re: Side-Loading

 


shadowcat80 wrote:

Thank you MLBerry, that was very helpful.  The biggest reason I asked because their was a post a while back on the Nook General Discussion that when 4-G really takes over the 3-G will cease to function and I was thinking if I could get a handle on side-loading now, when my nook only has its wifi, I can still get my e-books at home where I have no wifi.


 

As others have posted before (I think that both AlanNJ and Doug_Pardee have commented on this), 3-G isn't going anywhere anytime soon.  Since there's so much 3-G out there and since 4-G is a different technology and not backward compatible, it's being overlaid on 3-G, not replacing it.

 

You will probably have replaced your Nook with something more current two or three times before 3-G is finally phased out. 

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Re: Side-Loading

I'm not sure where you live, but there are still A LOT of areas I go to that don't even have 3G service yet, just Edge (what came before 3G).  3G won't be going away any time soon.

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Re: Side-Loading

Exactly and the Nook works just fine on 2g.


MarkinStLouis wrote:

I'm not sure where you live, but there are still A LOT of areas I go to that don't even have 3G service yet, just Edge (what came before 3G).  3G won't be going away any time soon.


 

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