Please note: drop2sync will stop working with Dropbox on December 1, 2012: See the drop2sync page for details.
drop2sync Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Here are some frequently asked questions. If you have a question that’s not on this list, please send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Can I use drop2sync for ebooks I bought from the library or bought from other sources?
The NOOK can read “locked” books that were borrowed or purchased using Adobe Digital Editions software, and you can sync them wirelessly with drop2sync. Before you can open them, you’ll need to “authorize” your Nook, and there are some restrictions on how you can copy them. Please see our dedicated page about copy-protected EPUB and PDF files.
Q: Does drop2sync do two-way sync?
A: No, drop2sync is designed to copy materials one-way to your NOOK device.
Q: How do I delete files from my device?
A: Great news on this one. The latest version of software for the NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet allows you to delete files without a computer. Simply navigate to the file (tap the ‘n button, tap “library,” tap “my stuff,” tap “my files” and then choose the appropriate folders until you find the file you’d like to delete. Long press the file icon (long press just means press and hold the icon) until a list of options appears. Tap “delete” on the list of options. Voila! The file is deleted! (NOTE: If you still have it in your drop2sync remote folder and you do another sync, it’ll be copied again.)
Q: What kinds of files does drop2sync support?
A: drop2sync is set up to copy all of the file types the NOOK Color™/Tablet™ supports. You can get a list of them from Barnes & Noble’s website at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nookcolor-support-beyond-ebooks/379002553/
Q: Where are my files after I sync?
A: Following the Nook’s standards, drop2sync copies everything to folders inside the “My Files” folder (see the last step in the Guided Setup for instructions on how to get there: Tap the Nook “n” button beneath the screen. If the “Quick Nav” bar doesn’t appear near the bottom of the screem tap the little upward-pointing triangle. Next tap “library” then tap “my files”. Inside the My Files folder are other folders where documents will be copied:
NOTE: If you have configured drop2sync to use your removable memory card, tap “Memory card” before tapping “My Files.”
Why do I have to sync several times to get all of my files?
drop2sync will get all files that have been completely uploaded to your cloud service account at the time of the sync. When you drag files to, for example, the Dropbox folder on your computer, the computer starts uploading it in the background. It takes some time to transfer all of the files. You can either wait for all files to completely upload or run a few syncs until you get them all.Share