How to Remove Nook DRM (2021 Updated)

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Barnes & Noble is a prestigious brick-and-mortar book store in the US. With the popularity of eBooks, many people purchase eBooks from Barnes & Noble. Because of Nook DRM protection, many people are unable to convert Nook books for reading Nook on Kindle, Kobo and other reading devices. Currently, it becomes even more complicated since Nook has changed its encryption key.

But as long as you follow the steps below, you'll be able to remove DRM from Nook book and even convert Nook to Kindle. Now let's get the latest and unique way to remove Nook DRM.

Step 1. Download Nook Books via Nook Windows App (Win 8 & 10)

Epubor Ultimate enables users to remove Nook eBook DRM protection. As long as you sync Nook books with the Nook app, you can remove DRM protection from Nook EPUB books easily.

1 First, download and install Nook App from the Microsoft Store to your computer.

The Nook App is available for only Windows 8 and Windows 10. And please note that the Nook app must be downloaded from the Microsoft Store.

install nook app from microsoft store

2Download Nook books via the Nook App.

Run Nook app and sign in with your Nook account. Then you will see all of your purchased books displayed in the library. Next just click the book cover to download the Nook book to your computer.

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Step 2. Contact Epubor Customer Team for Nook Key File

Unlike removing DRM from Kindle/Kobo/Google Play books, you should send your Nook account information (username and password) to Epubor Team via Live Chat (click the bottom-right live chat icon on this page) or email support@epubor.com to acquire a Nook key file (.b64 file). The Nook key file is a must to successfully remove Nook DRM, otherwise you'll fail.

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1. This is a necessary step to successfully remove Nook DRM with Epubor Ultimate.

2. Your Nook account information will never be leaked out, collected, or used for other purposes. It will be only used for generating a Nook key file to decrypt Nook books. It's just for one-time use.

Step 3. Remove Nook DRM with Epubor Ultimate

Epubor Ultimate has become the only effective tool to remove DRM from Nook books. For now, there is no other tool in the market that can deal with the latest Nook DRM scheme even Calibre DRM Removal Plugins. Don't hesitate to get the only effective Nook DRM Removal tool now.

1Download and Install Epubor Ultimate to computer. (Only the Windows version will work for Nook ebooks.)

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2Run Epubor Ultimate, copy the Nook key file to .Epubor _keys folder.

You can open this folder by clicking on "User Center">>"Tools">>"Generate Keys">>"Open".

copy nook key file to Epubor Ultimate

3Back to the main interface of Epubor Ultimate to Remove Nook DRM.

As long as you've downloaded Nook books to your computer via the Nook app in Step 1, they will be automatically uploaded by Epubor Ultimate and you can see them at the left column. What you need to do is to just drag and drop the Nook books to the right main window. Immediately, the Nook DRM is removed successfully.

remove nook drm

To find the decrypted Nook books, just click on the "Decrypted" word at the end of each title or the blue folder icon at the bottom-right.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Can I remove Nook DRM on Windows 7 or Mac?

A: The Nook App is not available on Windows 7 and Mac computers. So we can't directly remove DRM from Nook books on Windows 7 or Mac unless we can use Win 8/10 computer or install a Virtual Machine (VM) operating system.

Q2: Why I failed to remove Nook DRM?

Please make sure you have asked Epubor Team for the Nook key file and put it in the .Epubor _keys folder. This is a must for successfully removing Nook DRM with Epubor Ultimate.

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12/4/2014 19:15:29
Curious, how does the NOOK DRM system work when there is no credit card number involved?
I set up a B&N myNook account using just an email and password.  Then applied a gift code, to get a book into myNook libary.  So there is no credit card information anywhere in the accounts.
How is the DRM encoded on that book then?  It only has my email address.
12/9/2014 01:10:36
This case is interesting, I guess it's related to the credit card who bought this gift code.
04/5/2019 19:30:21
The gift card sent through your email has a number like a credit card. That number is used as a credit card.
03/15/2015 05:53:59
All of this is interesting but I already own Epubor All DRM Removal.  So just how does this apply to that?  I'm not going to download two more programs just to be able to remove the DRM.  Where is the update to the program that I already own that was promised to owners of your program back in January?
03/16/2015 00:08:49


We have also updated All DRM Removal and Ultimate Converter. So the latest version of All DRM Removal and Ultimate are also able to decrypt Nook books.

And we have contacted you via email about your problem.

03/16/2015 11:18:52

Will the method using Nook Study work with ANY nook book without having credit card info?

I tried the Calibre method and just can't seem to get it to work.

03/16/2015 18:44:41

Hi Dan,

In our tests, yes.

Just make sure you are using the latest version of our program, then simply follow this guide.

If have any problem, you can open a ticket at ticket.epubor.com, our customer service staff will help you get it done.

03/16/2015 15:10:45
I know there have been changes to B&B. I got the email to show how to remove the drm. It asks to download the nook drm remover. I already have the all drm remover. Is this not enough or do I need the nook one as well?  I've tried to use mine, but it freezes up when I try to remover the nook drm key.
03/16/2015 18:47:49

Hi Jenn,

All DRM Removal also works, but make sure you are using the latest version.

For how to upgrade, please refer to this page: www.epubor.com/software-upgrade-policy.html

03/16/2015 18:33:45

I already have AllDRMremoval (newest update according to 'update' button)and it works fine with removing Kindle DRM then I use calibre to convert to Epub format. I downloaded Nook Study and installed it then downloaded a book from the library as instructed. When I try to use alldrmremoval I get the 301 error message though it has my correct name and credit card #.

BUT there is no blue button for " Or browse key file by hand" next to what is this or anywhere else on the error message. When B&N changed their encryption key and I had this problem last fall, I had already used Alldremremoval to decrypt about 500 of my 600 or so Nook Books (worrying that B&N might fold or try some dumb trick like this) so I have bought and decrypted only Kindle books since then and as I said I have no problem removing the drm from them...but I'd like to finish the last 100 or so Nook books, again in case they go bankrupt--which they probably soon will as many serious buyers of ebooks like me will no longer buy books I can't decrypt and keep for my personal use.

Any idea why I don't see the button for downloading the key? I'd prefer not to clutter Calibre with the plug in, last time I tried to download a plugin, I got all kinds of junk I didn't want.

03/16/2015 18:51:20

Hi David,

As we might need some screenshots from you to solve the problem, one of our customer service staff has contacted you, his name is Jonny Greenwood, please check your email,

03/17/2015 08:48:15

As I read the comments, it seems the most recent version of "Epubor Ultimate" already can remove the latest "B&N" DRM scheme. Now, when I want to make sure I do have the latest version of my "Epubor Ultimate" ( mine being "", bought last mid January ), it says that I do.

Looks to me like "B&N" made their move recently and, "Epubor" reacted rapidly with a new product!
Does it mean that "Epubor" did know by then about the new "B&N" DRM scheme and already included it, in the January "Ultimate" version? We're in March.

Though I didn't buy a single "B&N" book "yet", when it happens will I be able to deDRM the book?
Till then, I'm just wondering!

Now thanks, for your software is a wonder to use!        

03/18/2015 00:35:19

Hi Jean,

We confirm the B&N changes DRM scheme in March, then we spend a week to update our product to make it able to handle the new DRM.

And the version is the latest version, your current version doesn't contain the feature to handle new DRM.

However, you can skip this update as you don't have Nook book yet, in our plan, next release will be a major update, including some important improvements.

After all, thank you for the kind words, inspire us a lot.

03/21/2015 08:20:28
I have "Epubor Ultimate" and when to update the program and it states that the version Epubor Ultimate v3.0.4.12 is the latest version.  So I then purchased the Epubor ALL DRM Removal to down load and remove the DRM from my B&N books.  Used method 2 to obtain the key.  I downloaded 1 book to try and remove DRM and it hangs up. Message I get is "Loading eBooks, please make sure you can read the eBook on your computer at first." I have no problem reading the eBook on my computer. Could use help as I do not want to loose over 700 books if B&N goes bankrupt.
Thank you for your help
04/8/2015 19:54:05
Please try to use the "Generate Nook Key" feature in "Tools" in software's menu.
04/4/2015 13:54:06

I have AllDRMRemoval for Mac v1.0.12.19 (also tried trial of NookDRMRemoval).
Did the procedure.  And my version of BNClientLog.txt is in my user path Library rather than system Library (possibly because I have multiple users?).  But in any case, when I do the "method 2" browse to locate and confirm I don't get the alert acknowledging the key was generated.  The method 1/method 2 entry window just goes away.
Then when I try to remove DRM I get the program hang with the "DRM is removing..." message.  Book reads fine in Nook Study program but won't generate non-DRM version.
Same result testing either AllDRMRemoval or NookDRMRemoval.

I am using Macbook Pro OSX 10.10.2

04/8/2015 19:54:37
Please try to use the "Generate Nook Key" feature in "Tools" in software's menu.
04/8/2015 22:23:58
That's what I did to get to the "Method 1"/"Method 2" screen.  Problem is still as described in my note above.
04/8/2015 23:08:19
Our customer service staff has sent you an email for further help, please check it.
04/9/2015 10:07:52
After being asked to backup then delete BNClientLog.txt and the downloaded copy of book, I re-downloaded and opened the book which then created a new (and much smaller) log file and now it all works with AllDRMRemoval.  Yea!  Thanks.
07/2/2015 12:41:19
I have managed to remove the DRM from my nook books and have located the DRM free books into the output folder, I am having issues getting the books to show up in my new kindle. Please Help
07/2/2015 18:39:31
Have you converted your Nook books format to Kindle supported? Such as Mobi, azw, azw3.
07/15/2015 13:42:57
Is there any way to select more than one book in NOOK Study? I have a lot of books and this will take some time, selecting each book individually. Thanks! So far, the system is working great, even Method 2!
07/15/2015 20:01:31


Of course you can. You can click "All books" under "Nook" to add all your books to the main window of the software.

07/15/2015 21:39:15
I'm sorry -- I wasn't clear. Within the Nook Study program, not epubor, is there a way to select several or all books at once? I can see how to do that in the DRM removal program epubor, but not Nook Study.
07/16/2015 02:43:54
It seems impossible. You can only select one book to download.
07/16/2015 14:14:12

Does anyone know of a different program for downloading Nook books that will work with Epubor?

07/29/2015 21:59:07
Nook Study won't let me log in at all to start the process. It just gives me an error message "Internal Error: Failed to retrieve adobe account" and I can't get any farther. However, the Nook - Books, Magazines, Newspapers app available on the windows store does let me log in and I can download my Nook book epub files in that one. But the Ultimate Converter tool cannot use the log file that that app generates. Any advice?
08/5/2015 12:31:50
I have the same problem. Installed it just fine a few months ago on a Vista machine. Just got a 8.1 computer, installed Nook Study, and when I open it and put in my B&N id and password, I receive the same error message. Why is it talking about adobe?
08/5/2015 18:46:07
Maybe you can try to install Nook for PC/Mac, and login with your Nook account.
08/6/2015 02:34:41

Sorry for the late reply.

There must be something wrong with Nook study.I have the same problem.

In fact, download Nook books via Nook for PC can also generate the key to remove Nook drm. You can try to  find the file by yourself.

The default path:
Windows: C:/Users/Administrator/AppData/Roaming/Local/Temp/BNClientLog.txt

08/20/2015 14:41:54

I have tried and tried and tried to do this on any/all of my 170+ Nook Books, using the Ultimate Converter and the All DRM Removal. I have not managed to remove the DRM from a single nook book. Disappointed doesn't even begin to cover it! I certainly will not be buying any of your software, if it can't do as advertised.

Problems and What I Did:
1. Installed Nook Study: installed Nook Study, and was unable to log into my B&N account. I kept getting an error message that the account could not be verified. Same username and password works on all other apps, devices, etc. for B&N login.
2. Installed Nook for PC from your website link: installed Nook for PC, was able to log into my B&N account and sync to my computer, with the exception of 4 - 6 ebooks which I received an error for.
3. Ran both epubor programs mentioned above: Ran the program. Added files. Entered billing name and card number. Got an error that Nook DRM Removal failed. Browsed key by hand. Method 1 fails, can't find BNClientLog.txt Do method 2, browse to BNClientLog.txt file and click confirm, get error that says a Nook key cannot be generated with this file.
4. Follow instructions that popup on website. Move/Delete log file and re-sync books. New log file appears. Repeat everything, and the same thing happens.
5. Open Calibre, download plugin from epubor site. Install plugin from file. When I attempt to customize the plugin, I get an error code. Can't customize, so unable to enter account information. My plugin says "DeDRM" instead of "Ignoble" as shown in above example. Don't know why that is.

Have tried all of the above on 2 different laptops and a desktop running Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 10. Exact same results on all 3 computers.

08/20/2015 19:59:10


Sorry for the trouble.

There is something wrong with Nook Study. Many users can not register it successfully. Currently Nook for PC cannot generate the key file to remove Nook DRM. What’s the error code when you click customize plugin.


09/30/2015 09:16:37

Trying to remove a nook drm - downloaded MAC DRM removal tool - have a window "DRM is removing, please make sure you can read the ebook on your computer at first"

Window is sitting there with no activity - does this process take a long time or is the application hanging?

Thanks for your help


10/25/2015 17:04:01

Nook Study has been replaced by another service - Yazu....apparently NS has been deactivated, so it's not possible to sign in.

i've tried to follow directions for nook de-drm provided by Ultimate - to no avail...does not work.  can't find the file BNClientLog.txt anywhere...BN must have changed protocol again.  

suggestions?  i've just purchased Ultimate...but it doesn't work...not good

12/25/2015 16:29:39
Confirmed the experiences above. Nook Study won't login. Nook for PC generates a log file that Ultimate says it cannot use to generate a key (and credit card + name doesn't work). Can anyone confirm whether there is a way to strip DRM successfully from Nookbooks these days?
12/25/2015 20:29:26

The latest method is install Nook Study and login.
Then run Epubor software.

But you can't login, so, we can't help you!

12/26/2015 07:53:16
Does Study log in for anyone anymore? Or does everyone get the Adobe error on login attempt?
01/1/2016 02:03:11

As much as I wanted this to work, none of these suggested methods did a thing.  I tried Epubor's Nook DRM Removal and All DRM Removal software using the outlined methods, with no luck.  I tried using Nook for PC and Nook Study to generate keys.  The .txt file from Nook for PC would not generate a key in the Epubor software, and Nook Study does not allow you to sign in, as many have noted.  The Calibre method also does not work, as the plugin linked seems to be missing pieces (when trying to customize in Calibre, an error message says there is no config widget, or something similar).  I even tried filing a ticket with Epubor support, but they just told me to download Nook Study, which again, does not work.  

However, for everyone who has gone through all of these methods, and been unsuccessful; for the people like me who were ready to pay for Epubor's software but were just unable to make it work, I've found a MUCH simpler way.  The developer who created the original DeDRM plugin for Calibre has now created a standalone application.  All you have to do is download the zip file from the GitHub page below, extract it, and install the version for your operating system.  Configure the app for Nook and enter your Nook email and password, then choose your DRMed books (Downloaded using Nook4PC) from within the app.  It spits them out on your desktop DRM-free.  I just tested it myself, and in less time than it took to read through this comment section in search of a solution to my Epubor issues, I've already removed DRM from all of my books.  Save yourself the trouble.

Apprentice Alf (developer's) home page: apprenticealf(dot)wordpress(dot)com/2012/09/10/drm-removal-tools-for-ebooks/
GitHub: github(dot)com/apprenticeharper/DeDRM_tools/releases/tag/v6.3.4a

01/5/2016 23:00:37

Hi Aaron,

Thanks for the idea. I am not super-computer savvy, but seem to have done what Apprentice Alf wants, and gotten to the set-up DeDRM preferences. I tried to configure the Barnes and Noble Key File, but didn't really know what I was looking for. Couldn't find anything called "bnepubkey.b64"

Ok, then found these instructions (the-digital-reader(dot)com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/DeDRM_Barnes-and-Noble-Key_Help.) but when I open the .txt file it has error messages and nothing like what they said I should expect. I know you are just a guy who figured out a workaround and this is not your product, I was just wondering if you had any more info.

Thanks so much!!!!

01/6/2016 02:05:03
We are updating our software to make it support the latest Nook DRM. Please wait for days then download our new version software to easily handle Nook DRM.
01/7/2016 12:47:40

Hello all,

I have also had some problems with the Ultimate DRM, and with moderate help from ePubCor got it fixed. I thought I would *attempt* to explain what I did so that others could try it.

Firstly, I had downloaded Nook for PC and done Method One, both versions of getting to the key (as explained above). Neither worked. I had glanced at the actual contents of BNClientLog.txt and noticed the word "error" within the text. If that is happening to you, this may help.

What I ended up doing was:
1) Download Nook for PC. Use it to get all my nook books onto my computer (in the Barnes & Noble folder). (Link in above directions) As noted, although I could login and read the books, the BNClientLog.txt was errored and could not be used to make key.
2) Download Nook Study. Attempt to log-in. It failed. However, it must have generated the key despite NOT being able to log-in at all due to adobe error. (  customer-care(dot)s3(dot)amazonaws(dot)com/nook-study-install/NOOKstudy_Setup.exe)
3)Use ePubcor software, method 2, to go to the Nook Study key instead of the Nook for PC Key. (Path: C:/Users/(Your Username)/AppData/Roaming/Barnes & Noble/NOOKstudy/logs/BNClientLog.txt)
4) It worked! Proceed to unlock Nook files.

Hope the helps! Mira

01/7/2016 19:13:52


Now we just have updated our software, it can handle Nook DRM. No need to install Nook Study, just install Nook for PC/Mac, sync your Nook books via it.

Then download the latest version of our software, drag your Nook books to the program, next it will let you input your Nook account and password, simply enter your correct account information, then the books will be decrypted soon.

03/30/2016 16:26:38
Now that I removed the DRM from my Nook Books, what is the best way to load them on a device? I have over 1000 books!
03/30/2016 18:37:25
Wow, so many books. I feel the easiest way is to connect your device to computer and transfer it via USB.
06/10/2016 01:44:48


I'm attempting to follow the instructions to complete the process of removing the drm for my nook books. I have the nook for mac app. When I load it, it will display my library in the back ground and then tries to sync to my online account. This wouldn't be a problem except for the fact that it keeps telling me I'm not entering the correct password when I am positive that I am. I even checked and logged into the B&N website just in case. I'm not sure how to progress further in reclaiming my nook library if I can't login to the app. I also have the apps for my Ipad and Iphone. Any way to download the epub files on those devices? I can login to those fine. Thanks,


06/17/2016 17:11:45
As of today - 6/17/2016 - your DRM removal tool doesn't work. I click remove DRM and it crashes the program. Running on a MacBook Pro OSX 10.11.5
08/4/2016 03:05:24

About your problem I will recommend you directly contact our support team(support@epubor.com) to report your problem and tell us more.

We need to check details.

07/11/2016 17:18:07

Question.  I have several Nook books that I'm trying to just get into Calibre that I've purchased over the past 10 years of so, probably under different schemes.  Can I use the latest DeDRM module for them all?  Or do I need to load older versions to remove the DRM from older files?  

What I've done so far is use V6.0.8 to create a key with my name and current credit card.  This key seems to work for new books that I've bought recently, I think.

I used V6.4.something (latest version) to create keys with my name and B&N account password.  This key I'm not sure if it's working or not.  I was unable to deDRM anything with this version, but the key is still loaded.

I've gone back and used V6.0.8 to create keys for all my old credit cards that were used to purchase some of the books, but nothing I've purchased before this year seems to want to decode.  I've also created separate keys using my email address and B&N user name.  I have some books that were purchased many years ago, but nothing seems to DeDRM them.

Any ideas?  Is there a set format for user name?

07/12/2016 15:17:24
After I posted this, not sure exactly what changed... maybe I restarted Calibre, but several older books started decrypting with the keys I put in.  Forgot to mention I'm using Calibre and the plugin.  Still have a few that won't decrypt, but maybe I have an error somewhere.  
08/4/2016 03:12:32

About your problem, I will recommend you firstly uninstall your Nook for PC/Mac/Study, then download the latest version of Nook app, and log in with your own Nook account.

Then, all books you bought(though 10 years ago) will be synced in the app. Click those books to download them to your computer again.

Using Epubor Ultimate or Nook DRM Removal product to help you remove Nook DRM. Successfully drm removing only demands your Nook account info.

08/6/2016 11:08:47
I just downloaded Nook for Mac and I cannot sign in.  I am getting a message about time servers and firewall settings.
09/2/2016 10:00:09
I am still having this issue, can somebody please respond and advise me on how to continue?
08/26/2016 06:19:48
I purchased o copy of this software in order to re-format books purchased in Nook format so that they would be readable by Kindle software. The app successfully converted some books but was unable to remove the DMR from others and consequently could not perform the conversion. The box informing me of the failure offered an opportunity to discuss the problem but this feature doesn't seem to work. All the books that were converted open well in Kindle. Please advise
05/25/2017 07:08:55
It is not working.  I clicked the lock button... put in my info... it says its unlocking but when I go back the DRM is still there.  It does not say "decrypted"
05/26/2017 12:05:41

Our software can handle Nook books. Please click the b&n DRM again and fill in the account information. This time the DRM will be removed.

If you are still failed, please contact the customer service about this issue. Please screeshot to show the details and send the screenshot to support@epubor.com.

04/14/2018 09:26:09

Right, I ripped open (in software) the applicable things in both of the methods. Nothing seems shady, but with the Calibre one, my card provider put a hold on my account because someone tried to make multiple $40,000 purchases and I'm currently trying to figure out how I'm supposed to explain to law enforcement what happened.

That said, both are ineffective. The first one does nothing at all and the plugin method basically says that it cannot remove DRM because the files have DRM.

04/23/2018 11:42:08
Hi there, You can contact our customer service about your issue. Here is the contact: support@epubor.com
Please explain your problem clearly and they will give you a reply within 24 hours.
06/7/2018 10:51:15
Here is the download link
for Nook Study: http://download.epubor.com/sold/nookstudy_setup.exe
12/28/2018 08:32:23
I can't get anything to work. Nook for PC won't download my files at all, and the error message suggests that it needed to be upgraded to TLS 1.2, which isn't going to happen because they never released a newer version of it. Is Epubor going to upgrade the AllDRM Removal tool to work with books downloaded with the Windows App, now that that is the only supported method Barnes and Noble offers to get your books onto your Windows PC?
12/29/2018 15:11:12
Please download the Nook for pc here (old version): https://www.epubor.com/download/bndr2_setup_latest.zip and then install it. Then download Nook books via this version and run epubor software to remove Nook drm. If you still confused, please contact epubor support team: support@epubor.com
12/30/2018 01:45:14
I have windows 10.  I downloaded the Nook for pc from this site.  After it is installed I try to download my books but I get an error message that says it cannot download the book at this time with a 2157 error code.  Can you please help me?  I feel as if I've tried everything and am at a loss as to what to do next.
01/1/2019 03:28:01
I am having the same problem with Nook for PC and continuously receive Download 2157 error each time I try to open a file. How do I get around this?
01/2/2019 07:14:32
I'm in the same boat. Things were working fine until the 30th or 31st, and then, yep, 2157 error every time.
01/2/2019 08:33:15
I just tried to download my nook books via Nook for pc and it also did not work. What a sad thing!
01/3/2019 05:03:37
Praise be to GOD. My friend helped me with it and was able to to get it to work! She downloaded the nook app from the Microsoft store, downloaded the books and searched the c drive for nook.  It showed her the folder (barnesandnoblewithlettingafter)then added it to the epubor software and it decrypted it all for her.  However it didn't work for me on my computer even though I did the same as her.  Maybe it is just my computer I don't know,but she was able to download with that app and get the files decrypted so I used hers.  I hope this helps you!
01/3/2019 11:15:14
I just did the things as you suggested and failed too:( Anyway, thank you for your feedback. Wish other people can be as lucky as your friends!
01/4/2019 14:24:22

I download the Nook books via Nook windows app and then run Epubor Ultimate to remove the DRM. It works!!!

For books downloaded via Nook windows app, you can find it here: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\BarnesNoble.Nook_ahnzqzva31enc\LocalState

Please change the username to your computer username.

02/1/2019 04:03:12
After installing nook app and hitting download there is nothing in C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\BarnesNoble.Nook_ahnzqzva31enc\LocalState.
Can’t read it in the app either. I was able to go to nook library on Galaxy Tab E and moved book to SD card. Then moved card to pc, Epubor Ultimate did not remove the Nook DRM. But I was able to remove it with Calibre strait from the SD card.
02/11/2019 09:35:24
If you can find the Nook books on your computer. You can just follow the guide to remove the DRM and copy it to your smartphone for reading. Is there any problem on using epubor ultimate, please contact Epubor support :support@epubor.com to get the instant support.
02/11/2019 21:52:35
On Jan 30th 2019, I was required to change my B/N account password (by B/N).
Now I can no longer log into BNDreader version  “We are experiencing technical difficulties at this time - please try again later (Sign in: 1016)” and Nook Study will not log in at all. I did move the book from my tablet to PC but Epubor Ultimate did not remove the Nook DRM though it has work well in the past.
02/12/2019 10:27:10
It doesn't matter even if you can
log in NookStudy successfully, and remember to use the Nook app instead of the Nook for PC app. Just follow this guide>>>
Download nooks books via Nook app, then sign in Nook Study, next run Epubor software, click Nook tab in the left side-bar to load all of your nook books to the software and add them to the right main window, then you will be able to remove NOOK DRM with no problem.
02/11/2019 14:36:07
After downloading nooks books via Nook app, then sign in Nook Study, next run Epubor software, click Nook tab in the left side-bar to load all of your nook books to the software and add them to the right main window, then you will be able to remove NOOK DRM with no problem.
02/11/2019 22:03:30
The first problem is that on Jan 30th 2019, I was required to change my B/N account password (by B/N).
Now I can no longer log into BNDreader version  “We are experiencing technical difficulties at this time - please try again later (Sign in: 1016)” and Nook Study will not log in at all. So I no longer have
The second and most important issue is that after I moved the book from my tablet to PC, I loaded it into Epubor Ultimate but it did not remove the Nook DRM though it has work well in the past.
02/12/2019 10:36:33
If you still failed to remove Nook DRM on your side, you can contact support@epubor.com to get specific help.
06/12/2019 00:43:18

I found that even though B&N had me change my password for their website, the NOOK account server didn't update and still requires the _old_ password; the new password works to login with the website, but the NOOK app still requires the old password. As the password was changed two months ago, it's clear that the NOOK account database and the B&N Bookstore account database are distinct and do not talk to each other in regard to password changes, even though B&N Customer Support denies this being the case. Thankfully I had the old password recorded elsewhere, as it was overwritten in my password management software when the B&N account password was updated.

And... in regard to NOOK for PC, it looks like B&N has changed their server interface such that it can no longer contact it properly; not too surprising, really, as they abandoned the non-Windows Store program so very many years ago. It was inevitable that eventually they would make a change that made it impossible for the old program to connect; I'm surprised they didn't do it deliberately before now.

06/12/2019 07:56:52
No matter what password I use I still get “We are experiencing technical difficulties at this time - please try again later (Sign in: 1016)”. I have the Nook app running on windows 10 (windows 7 updated to 10) that will not download any books, can see them all but can’t download.  For now I can still download to an old Nook Tab E sd/card and move to my laptop.
07/1/2019 20:45:27
Epubor can't unlock Nook books any longer. I had replace all the ones I owned with copies from other retailers that I had to convert to be able to read on my old Nook color and Simple Touch. Fortunately I didn't have that many to replace but I feel for those who have a large Nook library because replacing them can be a very expensive process if you want to read them again.
07/2/2019 07:57:42
Although I prefer Epubor, see my 02/1/2019 04:03:12 post.
I was able to go to nook library on Galaxy Tab E and moved book to SD card. Then moved card to pc, Epubor Ultimate did not remove the Nook DRM. But I was able to remove it with Calibre strait from the SD card.
Maybe that will help.
07/2/2019 09:28:05
Thank you for sharing this. If you do not root your android device, you can't find your downloaded Nook books.
08/11/2019 06:58:15
How did you do it from the SD card? I wasn't able to get Calibre to work...
08/11/2019 07:58:56
Sorry. As of about 8-1-19, Calibre will not remove Nook DRM anymore. I was able to remove the DRM from a half dozen books before it could no longer remove it. I can add the book to Calibe from the card it no longer can remove the DRM.
04/12/2019 09:01:44
Thank you for sharing!
04/12/2019 09:04:58
I have six books I purchased through Barnes and Noble that will not decrypt. I am using Windows 10 and the Nook app and was able to locate the files. Nook is no longer listed on the program either. Is there going to be an update that fixes this?
04/13/2019 21:41:48
I can only download B&N books through Windows 10 Nook app but when I load them into the program it will not unlock them. I will only renew my license if there is an update that works on Nook. I have no problems with Amazon but I buy my books at different shops
04/15/2019 10:41:17
Thank you for using epubor software. Since Nook has changed its Nook app recently, Epubor software does not support this new nook drm. We will work on this issue soon. Sorry again for the inconvenience caused.
04/18/2019 02:09:17
I am hoping this issue is resolved soon because Barnes and Noble seems like its headed for the graveyard and those of us who bought books there will have wasted our money unless they can be unlocked.
10/22/2019 14:29:34
Glad to share: Please use Epubor Nook drm Removal(https://www.epubor.com/nook-drm-removal.html) to remove Nook DRM for now.
04/20/2019 12:37:59
I installed Epubor Ultimate and I don't see a "tab" for Nook. I see eReader, Kindle, Adobe, Output, Kobo. Where did it go?
10/22/2019 14:26:11
Please use Nook DRM Removal to remove Nook DRM. You can follow the instructions in this article: https://www.epubor.com/how-to-remove-nook-drm.html
04/24/2019 10:47:11
It seems that two months ago Epubor worked well with the DRM, today 04/23/2019 the caliber with its latest plugins see. 6.6.3 and Epubor do not work to remove the DRM, we will have to wait for Epubor to have a prompt solution to this
10/22/2019 14:27:59
Glad to share is Epubor Nook DRM Removal (https://www.epubor.com/nook-drm-removal.html) can help you remove Nook DRM for now. Please follow the instructions in this article: https://www.epubor.com/how-to-remove-nook-drm.html to get your Nook DRM removed.
Any more problem, please feel free to contact support@epubor.com
11/10/2019 05:25:11
I purchased Epubor Ultimate thinking it would help me with Nook. Will the new Nook tool be incorporated? I already have my own key.
11/11/2019 08:48:39
Thank you for asking. For now, we don't  have any plan to merge this nook drm to epubor ultimate. If you already have nook key file and ordered Epubor Ultimate before May 2019, please  send  us (epubor.iris@gmail.com) your license email . I will help you fix this issue.
04/16/2020 11:04:28


I have tried the new 2020 method but I still couldn't remove the BN's DRM.

I followed the exact instructions. Currently version using is Please help.

04/17/2020 08:20:06
Never mind, it works now!
Woohoo! I could continue buying ebooks from BN. Thanks!
05/13/2020 12:57:50
It does not work removing the Nook DRM
05/14/2020 09:33:46

Are you serious? Have you followed the steps in this article? If yes, but still failed, please contact our customer service via support@epubor.com to get further technical support.

If you skip any step, or don't download your nook books via Nook windows app, please follow the guide step by step and try again. It should be succeeded this time.

05/14/2020 12:18:03
Correcting my first review. The nook DRM works great. It is important that you install the Nook app, then restart the computer. then login to the nook app and download the books. It works great
05/15/2020 09:13:25
Thank your for sharing your experience. We appreciate it.
05/23/2020 15:17:16
I followed the link to download the Nook App for Windows, but it shows: "NOOK – Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Comics is currently not available." I tried on both my Windows 8.1 desktop and Windows 10 laptop. It must have been removed recently since Jorge used it successfully 8 days ago.
06/1/2020 01:01:00

I had to actually log in with my Micorosoft account to get into the store and get the download / install link.

Once I installed, I downloaded the e-books per the instructions.

I've even tried some of the "fixes" presented by other users but I am in agreement with another poster from 5/2020. I wonder if B&N has adjusted their codes again.

06/1/2020 04:58:16
I'm logged into my Windows account and still can't install the Nook app. I get "This item is no longer available." Weird.
06/1/2020 11:06:22
Yes, it seems the Nook wants to screw over Nook customers again and discontinued the Nook app from windows store. If you've installed the nook app on your computer, you can still use our software to remove the nook drm. Otherwise, there is no way to download Nook Books.
05/24/2020 01:04:32
Doesn't remove NOOK DRM. I've followed the instructions to the letter; one wrinkle, the Nook APP may have changed (and hence the DRM), as there does not appear to be a "download" function as implied by the figure at the bottom of the "step 1" instructions.
06/1/2020 02:45:10

I've responded in various comments above, but I want to describe the issue I'm experiencing, and the extreme amount of troubleshooting I've performed and the results. Hopefully it will help others, but I still can't unlock Nook based files.

1. totally uninstalled all apps in safe mode (confirmed via a powershell search, REVO program uninstaller and CCleaner)
2. Removed ALL registry keys associated with B&N and Epubor (confirmed via a powershell search, REVO program uninstaller and CCleaner)
3. Removed all files, folders, and references from the windows file system (confirmed via a powershell search, REVO program uninstaller and CCleaner)
4. Logged in with my Microsoft Account and downloaded the only version of the Nook App ( from the Microsoft Store.
5. Once successfully installed, left single mouse-clicked on the book and it successfully downloaded.
6. Re-installed Epubor lifetime app / license.
7. Successfully saw the file in the app,
8. dragged and dropped into the main window and attempted conversion.
9. Received the error "Failed to remove Nook DRM!"
10. Explored the source file and confirmed it was fully downloaded (13,093kb)
11. Confirmed that a license key was generated for the nook connection in Epubor under tools.  (C:\Users\BHAdmin9373\.Epubor_Keys\nook.b64)
12. When I looked at the keyfile I saw the error "BS0000 Error executing the " (No other text.).

Anyone have any thoughts?

06/1/2020 02:51:53
Caveat: Some of my older epubs will open.
06/1/2020 11:01:33
Thank you for your description. We've also received your email and will handle it asap.
06/15/2020 05:44:57

A few moments ago my Nook app version updated to 1.11.04. All is still working well.

I also looked it up on the Microsoft Store on 2 other computers, one of which doesn't even have it installed at the moment.
The app is there.

(I didn't install it "fresh" on that one PC, because I want to keep one without it, for tests like this.)

Epubor removed the DRM perfectly after the upgrade of the Nook app on my two other PC's. Of course I know I have all the keys in place, but I wonder (if some people can't see the app) why then it's visible to me.
My region (on my PC's) is "United States", BTW.

06/18/2020 07:56:45

Did everything instructions say...says Failed to remove DRM...make sure to fully download epub/ebook...not sure that 12MB file that I have right there is the you know correct download...thought the book would be like 10 times larger (if you don't sense sarcasm...that was sarcasm).  Anyway...resolution please?  It was my understanding that I wasn't going to also have to pay $24.99 for the tool to work...but perhaps I misunderstood and I need to purchase a license for your product for it to work properlike

06/18/2020 08:03:56
Wait your support service response email to a reported bug said...make sure I'm using the most up to date version of your program....i downloaded your program two hours ago...did you update it in the last two hours?  I'm not a moron...do better please!
06/18/2020 08:50:36
Thank you for asking.
On 2020/06/12 Nook upgraded their Nook Windows app, along with which Nook once again has changed its DRM scheme for the Nook books downloaded via Nook app.
Currently, our software cannot remove such Nook DRM, but our technical team will do research and try their best to work out the solution in the coming days. Please wait for some days and don't worry, we will inform you once we have the solution.
06/21/2020 03:23:36
The BN removal worked at first and not working anymore. Last month I removed two DRM from Nook app successfully. No such luck today. I upgraded Epubor to the latest version, restarted my computer, and did all that and still no luck. Any suggestion?
06/22/2020 08:51:21
Thank you for using our software.  The Nook has upgraded its Nook app recently and use tougher DRM. Now we are working on this new DRM. We'll keep you posted if there is any progress.
07/15/2020 17:27:05

The current version V3.0.12.707 works fine (as did -701 before).
Congrats! And thanks.


07/16/2020 08:42:02
Thank you for your feedback. Any more problem, please feel free to contact us.
01/16/2022 05:13:48

My two latest purchased Nook books couldn't get their DRM removed with Epubor Ultimate.
(The previous Nook books still get it done, I have the newest update and my Epubor-keys are in place.)

These are the first books I bought with my Windows PC version while having been updated to Windows 11.

I did the following:
- e-mailed epubor.alice@gmail.com
- opened a ticket
- tried to login to my account
- had a chat (which ended in a promise I would get an e-mail response).

But I got no reply whatsoever. As a result I even don't know the number of my ticket.

Please help!


07/29/2020 10:41:51
I just tried this and it's not working.  I got a notice that I need to send you my account info which I am not comfortable doing.  Does this ever work without using the account info?  Thank you
07/30/2020 08:50:28
Thank you for asking. To decrypt the nook books, we need your account information to generate a key file for decrypting your books. If you are not comfortable with this, then there is no other method but giving up stripping nook drm. We totally understand your concern, but you can change your nook passwords after getting your key files.
10/29/2020 05:12:22
I sent my Nook account info in last week to request a key. I'm still waiting to receive it. When will it be sent to me?
10/29/2020 09:44:34
Thank you for your comments. I just check this issue with our support team but they just received your account information , not last week. And they will get back to you soon when the Nook key is generated. Please wait patiently.
Have a good day~
11/4/2020 01:18:45

I too have not recieved my key, I sent in my information a few days ago.  Please check on it.

11/4/2020 09:15:10
Thank you for your comments. We've checked this issue with our team members and ensure your account information is not received yet. Please send it to us via support@epubor.com.
Any more problems, please feel free to contact us.
11/6/2020 03:01:26

Ok I resent the info.  Please get me my key soon .


11/4/2020 05:32:38
Epubor has tried to retrieve my Nook key for a few days, the Nook site through which Epubor retrieves the code won't accept my credentials. Is this happening with other customers, and is there a fix?  Thanks.
11/4/2020 09:23:52
Thank you for your comments. We've tried to log in to your account many times but your information is not correct at our side. It only happens to you for now.
Sorry again for the inconvenience.
11/4/2020 09:24:34
Glad to share is that the last one you sent to us is correct. Please wait for your key files.
Have a nice day.
05/1/2021 06:27:39
I tried sending an email and submitting a support ticket but have not gotten any response. It is with regards to unlocking my Nook DRM key.
05/6/2021 09:37:10
We've received your request and will send the key file to you as soon as possible. Please check your mail box later.
Any more problem, please feel free to contact us via support@epubor.com.
05/6/2021 09:38:30
Just check this issue with my colleague, and it seems you didn't include your nook account information in the mail. Please send them to our customer support via support@epubor.com. Then we can generate nook key file for you.
11/1/2021 12:50:51
I have also emailed and opened a ticket but have not yet heard back. I am looking to remove the DRM from my nookbooks to convert for kindle and need the nook key.
11/2/2021 09:29:48
Thank you for reaching us. Your request has been passed to our related department and they will help you get your nook key file ASAP. Please check your email box, even the spam.
02/4/2022 00:02:22
I have also sent a request for a Nook key to support@epubor.com  Tue, Feb 1 at 2:37 PM. I received the auto-reply informing me that if the notification email does not arrive in 30 minutes, then it fails to generate a ticket and our customer service staff will not be informed. Since I received no further response, I opened a trouble ticket (#60027418). I've also trying you by chat but date, I have not received any sort of response. Please respond with my Nook key.
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