Simply hook up your "Nook Color" to your PC or computer and then click on "My Computer" and right click on "Drive "F" and click on "Open" and whatever is on the device will come up onto the screen and delete all the files or books that you want. However, make sure that you scroll down to "Eject" and there you have it.
For some reason when I finished reading one of my B&N books it put in my library listing about 900 times. Anyway there are 109 pages listing it and all of them are labeled "new" . In looking through my B&N download file there only about the number of files that I have books and there is no way to tell what each one is because they are listed only by a number and no title. I would like to get all those entries out of my files, but am stumped as how to do it. I sent this question to B&N but did not get a reply.
I wrote my first software in 1959, was a programmer for more than 15 years, a software manager for more than 10, but am new to the NOOK. The frustrating thing for people like me is that the Nook is just like a real computer, but with 50% of the familar functionality removed or restricted, about 40% renamed, partially hidden, or rejiggered, and the 10% remaining mostly supporting uplink sales [I fully accept that the NOOKies need an income - no complaints; I'm just sayin'...]. So that's the backdrop for my question.
My question is... is it REALLY TRUE that you need to CONNECT A NOOK TO A COMPUTER in order to delete a file???? I just opened mine up for my birthday, thanks to my dear wife, and decided to download some instrument approach plates supplied by the FAA for IFR flights. Because I did not know that the progress histogram was compressed into the lower left corner of the screen, I assumed my first click did not work. As a result, I have FOUR IDENTICAL PDF copies of the instrument flight charts for the southwestern US. :-)
As I sit my at my desk here, I can delete them. But what would happen if I were in a cockpit parked on the ramp in, say, Travis City, Michigan? No computer super handy in that case... kinda like having no way to extend the gear if the main gear motor fails.
Just doing a reality check. Do I **REALLY** need a COMPUTER just to delete a FILE??? Advice???? Say it ain't so.
Wayne, there is no builtin file manager. However, if you purchase the QuickOffice Pro app, you will be able to delete, copy, paste, rename files on the Nook or the micro card. It contains a decent file manager which allows this. Extremely useful. It also allows creating and editing Office and PDF files, although I've heard there are some advanced functions it doesn't handle.
I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!! In the file my stuff- push go to my files then tap that to my downloads okay now
open the download folder and hold down the download you want to delete do not tap it hold it and delete button will appear!!!!!!!! BRILLIANT
I'm the one who complained earlier thatthe Nook did not allow file deletion.
**IT DOES** - JUST PRESS AND HOLD THE FILE'S ICON, and a context-sensitive menu appears that reads:
ADD TO HOME
ADD TO SHELF
CLEAR DEFAULT LAUNCHER
It took my 25-year-old son to suggest that simply pushing-and-holding might work.
No if ONLY the Android Operating system could be upgraded to the new version...
OR CAN IT? Check back later! :-)
You are brilliant! Something like this should be more obvious. Thanks!
Wow! Who knew that it could be that simple. I love finding out new things about my Nook.
Your son is a GENIUS!!!!! Please tell him thank you!!! I have had my Nook since just before Christmas and have things on it I don't want. I just hooked it up to my computer and couldn't figure out how to delete the files because there weren't any in the folders. That is why I decided to search for another answer. WOW Thank you so much for taking the time to post this also!
This is Great! In the past, to delete (I had no idea what I was doing) so I "de-registered" and then when I registered... the unwanted download was gone. Thanks for the lesson.