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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.

  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.

  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.

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


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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