How to Connect Nook to a Computer
By Richard Kalinowski
The Nook lets you take PDF files and other electronic documents on the go. The device contains a pre-installed store application, letting you purchase and download files directly from the Nook interface. If you want to take full advantage of the Nook's capabilities, you may also add files directly from your personal computer. The connection process is quick and direct.
Plug a microUSB cable into the bottom of your Nook. Connect the other end to an open USB port on your computer.
Wait while Windows automatically detects the device and downloads drivers. A pop-up appears in the system tray when your Nook is recognized by the system and ready to use.
Click the "Start" button on your computer. Click "Computer" to access your computer's files and folders. The Nook appears under the "Devices with Removable Storage" heading.
Click and drag files onto your Nook, or copy and paste files as desired. To copy a file, select the file, then press the Ctrl and C keys. Press Ctrl and V in the Nook window to paste the file onto your Nook.
Right-click on the Nook icon and select "Eject" when you're done managing your Nook files. After clicking "Eject," unplug the Nook from your computer.
- Your Nook reader comes with an official Barnes and Noble microUSB cable in the box. Use only the official cable. Barnes an Noble does not recommend using a third-party USB cable, as it may not be properly shielded.
Richard Kalinowski began writing professionally in 2006. He also works as a website programmer and graphic designer for several clients. Kalinowski holds a Master of Fine Arts from Goddard College and a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.