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"Drag and Drop [public library] book to NOOK"

May 1, 2012 8:57 AM

Tags: #error #download #adobe_digital_editions #nook

In trying to debug a "Loan token not found" problem, I came across a reply to Jobrarian from Jim Lester back in January 2012.  Jobrarian listed the steps she would use to download a public library e-book into ADE for a NOOK.  Step 9 was "Drag and Drop book to NOOK."  Jim's comment was to add "(within/using ADE)" and he emphasized "that this needs to be done in ADE".  I have not discovered how to do this "within ADE."  I have been dragging and dropping the downloaded book from "My Digital Documents" folder to the NOOK as a removable storage device.  And winding up with the infamous "Loan token not found" error when I try to open the book in my NOOK Touch.  What am I missing here?  Thanks..

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    May 1, 2012 9:45 AM   in reply to bachj

    What you may be misunderstanding is the way you do a 'drag and drop'.  That

    goes back to how the ebook reader and ADE link up, so let me go over that.

    No offense intended.


    You should attach your ereader to your computer (I'll assume a Windows PC)

    and make sure that the PC recognizes it and gives it a drive letter.  The

    Nook should display information that it's connected as well.  Then, start

    ADE.  During its startup, ADE looks for attached ereaders, and when it

    finds them, it displays them on the bookshelf panel of the Library view

    (the left hand side).  You'll see a small entry that represents your Nook.

    Then, just put your cursor on the ebook in the library, hold it down and

    'drag and drop' it to the entry that represents your Nook.  A couple of

    screens will flash as ADE makes the transfer, and your Nook will tell you

    that it's receiving the entry.  Then, when you've finished dragging and

    dropping ebooks to the Nook, you need to disconnect it logically from the

    PC (before you shut down ADE).  You can do that by using Windows Explorer

    (NOT Internet Explorer): look at all of the devices attached to your

    computer (including all of the drives), find the one that's your Nook, and

    right click on it.  Select 'Eject' from that menu.  This disconnects the

    Nook logically from your computer.  You can use the icon on the far right

    hand side of the START bar that shows 'Safely Remove Hardware' when you put

    your cursor on it also.  Right click on that icon and you'll see a list of

    drives.  Click on the drive letter that represents your Nook and it will be



    Once the Nook is disconnected logically, its screen should show that it's

    processing new content.  When it stops doing that, you can unplug it and

    you're done.


    The loan token is a library issue, not an ADE issue.  Somewhere back in

    their software, the loan token is not being set.  You should talk to the

    library's technical support folks about that.  And don't let them give you

    b-s about ADE dropping it: all ADE does is to look for it in the library's



    Hope this helps!



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