3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 7, 2011 9:19 PM by bklvr896

    New Nook for Child, Sideloading Question

    ivondale

      I've run a search and nothing exactly covers all of my question (at least that I could find).  I have an older nook with 600+ books on it.  I bought my 8 year old a new simple touch for Christmas and I want to set it up before wrapping it.

       

      I don't want her to have all of my books, so I set up a new account for her, bought her a few books, and used the same CC I have on file for me.  I also set up a purchasing password.  I do have a dozen or so kids book in my own nook.  I realize these need to be side loaded. She is a big reader so I want to get as many on there as possible from the get go.

       

      Do I do this through ADE like I do a library book or my Borders books?  Through Windows explorer drop and drag?  And once I get them in there, since we have the same CC it should open ok or will I have to enter the CC again?  Will these books go into a "My documents" folder as in the original nook, and if so, will the cover art show?

       

      Thanks!

        • Re: New Nook for Child, Sideloading Question
          keriflur

          No need to use ADE, I don't even think it would work for this.

           

          Do you have a backup of all your books?  If not, you should do that first.  Connect your nook to your computer and navigate to the My B&N Downloads folder (I don't have my nook in front of me, but the name is that or something similar).  Copy this entire folder to your computer, and you've backed up all your books.  (Note that this only works on the N1E, the older nook)

           

          Once that's done, connect the new nook to the computer, and drag and drop the files you want from the computer to the new nook's Books folder, inside the My Documents folder (it might be My Files instead of My Documents - again, my nooks are at home and I'm at work).  That's it, you're done.  Since you have the same credit card on both nooks you shouldn't see a prompt, but you should open the books to make sure that they all transferred correctly, and if any of them prompt you just re-enter your card number.

           

          As for the cover art, it depends.  Some of mine show cover art when loaded this way, some don't, and I have no idea why.

            • Re: New Nook for Child, Sideloading Question
              ivondale

              Thanks.  I finally broke it out today and tried everything.  I can sideload and everything opens with no prompting for CC.  The cover images are 0 for 36 though.  I've tried every way of loading and sideloading and downloading and calibre-ing and I get nothing.  Oh well.  The images are in the book, but not in the library. Stinks, but not device killing.

               

              Where, does anyone know, are the actual downloaded books from the main account stored on the nook?  Even with all files unhidden, I can't find them!

                • Re: New Nook for Child, Sideloading Question
                  bklvr896

                  ivondale wrote:

                  Thanks.  I finally broke it out today and tried everything.  I can sideload and everything opens with no prompting for CC.  The cover images are 0 for 36 though.  I've tried every way of loading and sideloading and downloading and calibre-ing and I get nothing.  Oh well.  The images are in the book, but not in the library. Stinks, but not device killing.

                   

                  Where, does anyone know, are the actual downloaded books from the main account stored on the nook?  Even with all files unhidden, I can't find them!


                  All the books that are downloaded over the air to the Nook are in a hidden partition that you can not access.  Cover art is hit and miss with sideloaded books in my experience.