You can transfer files, including EPUB files, PDFs, Microsoft Office files, photos, and music files, from your personal computer to your NOOK. Transferring files this way is sometimes called “sideloading.”
To transfer files:
Step 1: Using the custom microUSB cable provided with your NOOK, connect your NOOK to your personal computer.
Step 2: Your NOOK will appear as a new disk drive called MyNOOK or NOOK on your personal computer. Drag the files you want to transfer onto the MyNOOK drive.
NOTE: If you connect your NOOK to a Windows PC, the PC might display a dialog box asking if you want to install a driver for NOOK. Click Cancel to close this dialog box. You do not need to install a special driver to transfer files to your NOOK. On a Mac, you should install the Nook Connect drivers the first time you connect your device, so that you can easily see the files on your NOOK.
Step 3: To organize the files, open the MyNOOK drive. You’ll see several folders on your NOOK. Drag & drop your personal files in the My Files folder. Within My Files, you can sort files into these folders:
Step 4: When you have finished copying your files, eject the MyNOOK drive from your personal computer to safely unmount the NOOK file system. (The specifics differ by operating system, but generally involve right-clicking the NOOK icon and choosing Eject.)
Step 5: Disconnect the microUSB cable.
NOTE - NOOK Simple Touch, NOOK Simple Touch with Glowlight and NOOK GlowLight are unable to play videos or music. Also, not all Newsstand content is available on all devices.
Documents and Microsoft Office Files
Books, magazines, and newspapers stored on an SD Memory Card appear under My Files, rather than in the Books, Magazines, and Newspapers sections of the Library.
NOOK can read the following types of files:
• EPUB (unprotected and AdobeDRM-protected)
• Word (doc, docx, docm, dot, dotx, dotm)
• Excel (xls, xlsx, xlsm, xlt, xltx, xltm)
• PowerPoint (ppt, pptx, pptm, pps, ppsx, ppsm, pot, potx, potm)
• Plain Text (txt)
• HTML (htm, html, xhtml)
• Comic Book Archive (.cbz)
NOTE - Word, Excel, Powerpoint and HTML cannot be viewed on NOOK Simple Touch, NOOK Simple Touch w/ Glowlight and NOOK Glowlight.
The NOOK Color, NOOK Tablet, and NOOK HD/HD+ can play the following types of music files, as long as they are not copy-protected:
The NOOK Color, NOOK Tablet, and NOOK HD/HD+ can play the following types of non-DRM protected video files:
• Adobe® Flash®
Your NOOK Color, NOOK Tablet, and NOOK HD/HD+ supports:
• MPEG-4 Simple/Advanced Profile up to 1920x1080
• H.263 up to 352x288
• H.264 Baseline/Main/High Profile up to 1920x1080
• WEBM VP8 up to 640x480
NOTE: Your NOOK can play media files up to 2 GB.
Recommendations for My Files
After you transfer documents, Office files, photos, videos, or audio clips to your NOOK, keep back-up copies on your personal computer.