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NOOK doesn't have recognizable folders
#1  NonSkidSurface 03-26-2020, 05:26 PM
I just bought my 3rd Nook - a GlowLight 3. All works fine but when I open it with my PC to explore files and folders, (I want to add my own screensavers), the file names are gibberish - characters that I can't decipher. I only see something about Adobe, Calibre, and My Files. Any ideas why this is happening?
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#2  Bookstooge 03-26-2020, 05:35 PM
Got a screen capture so we can see?
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#3  JSWolf 03-26-2020, 06:09 PM
The nook firmware is garbage and you'll need to root to do anything with it.
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#4  NonSkidSurface 03-27-2020, 03:29 AM
I haven't rooted any of the 3 devices but maybe it's time to do that. Below is a partial capture of what I see in the NOOK system.

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#5  Bookstooge 03-27-2020, 05:28 AM
I have never seen anything like that before. Just to get things straight:

What O/S are you using?
Have you factory re-set the Nook?

If it is new, can you take it back? I realize this is a bad time for that, but I wonder if it's indicative of a corrupt drive?
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#6  NonSkidSurface 03-27-2020, 06:31 AM
Quote Bookstooge
I have never seen anything like that before. Just to get things straight:

What O/S are you using?
Have you factory re-set the Nook?

If it is new, can you take it back? I realize this is a bad time for that, but I wonder if it's indicative of a corrupt drive?
It's all stock, and the OS is Android 4.4.2 KitKat according to BN website. App Version 50.0.117 / 5.0.5.35. I can try a reset later this evening.

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#7  Bookstooge 03-27-2020, 05:43 PM
Sorry, I meant what O/S is on your computer?
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#8  JSWolf 03-27-2020, 06:32 PM
Quote Bookstooge
Sorry, I meant what O/S is on your computer?
Some version of Windows given that the screen capture is some version Windows Explorer.
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#9  NonSkidSurface 03-28-2020, 07:07 AM
Windows 10. My 2 other Nooks show normal folder names. I could return this new one, but yet it works flawlessly so I am inclined to just keep it. It does work fine with Calibre. I was thinking a Nook reader had to have a SD port in order to root it. Am I wrong about that?
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#10  Bookstooge 03-28-2020, 07:22 AM
Did you try the factory re-set? I'd do that before making a decision about returning/keeping it.

As for rooting, I can't hazard a guess. I've never gone down that path. Sorry I can't help.
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