How to Transfer PDFs to a Nook

Barnes and Noble's Nook e-Reader does a great job of displaying eBooks — including your own personal PDFs. The first step is finding out how to copy a PDF from your computer to the Nook. Luckily, it's easy to move a PDF file from your PC or Mac to your Nook.

  1. Locate the PDF file either on your desktop or within the file browser.

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  2. Connect the Nook to your computer via USB cable.

    Make sure the Nook is on before you do this. It should appear in your file browser (Finder on a Mac or Explorer on Windows) as if you attached an external USB drive. On a PC, you may be prompted to "Open folder to view files," which will automatically take you to the next step.

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  3. Locate the My Documents folder within the Nook.

    You can do this within your file browser by opening the Nook icon/folder, and then navigating to the My Documents folder.

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  4. Drag and drop the PDF file from the original location to the Nook's My Documents folder.

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If you can't find the PDF on your Nook, make sure you select "Check for new content" from the My Documents screen.

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