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GemRem
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Registered: ‎06-02-2010
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Sideloading books

I am having trouble sideloading some ebooks tht I downloaded.

 

So far I can only get them to appear on the nook if I drag and drop them into my documents.  They are in epub format but I just don't know which folder to put them in so they are added to my main library instead of my documents so they will also show up in the cover view without me switching back and forth between the two folders.

 

Any advice? Is this even possible?

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Ozman69
Posts: 682
Registered: ‎04-24-2010
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Re: Sideloading books

Only the books you buy/download from B&N show up in your B&N Library.  All other sideloaded books show up in My Documents.  

The above is based upon my opinion... yours may vary!
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Jessesmam
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎06-29-2010
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Re: Sideloading books

I have sideloaded the free books from Borders to my Nook.  They appear in My Documents.  However, when I open each, I get a message that says, "User not activated."  What does this mean?  Thanks for any help.

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Ed_Mart
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Registered: ‎12-05-2009
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Re: Sideloading books

You need to use Adobe Digital Editions to authorize your nook and sideload books from Borders (and Sony), you can download it free from the Adobe website.  Do a search for any post by Doug_Pardee, his signature has great instructions on how to put Sony ebooks on the nook, it should be much the same for Borders.

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