Ultimate Way to Remove NOOK DRM with 100% Success

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Barnes & Noble, Inc., a Fortune 1000 company, is the bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States and a retailer of content, digital media, and educational products. Unfortunately, Barnes & Noble no longer support updates to NOOK for PC or NOOK for Mac, which makes it even hard for users to back up their purchased NOOK books. Since many of you complain that you fail to get rid of NOOK DRM, so here we are going to show you how to remove NOOK DRM with 100% success.

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Notice: now you can only get rid of NOOK DRM on Windows 8/10 with the help of downloading NOOK books via NOOK App.

Step 1Download Nook books via Nook App.

Install Nook App from Microsoft store to your computer and sign in to your Nook account. Then you will be able to download Nook books.

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Step 2Install Epubor Ultimate to your computer

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Tips: Since Nook App is only available for Windows 8/10, you can only use Epubor Ultimate for Windows to remove Nook DRM.

Step 3Enter your Nook account and password to obtain the Nook decryption key

Launch Epubor Ultimate, go to Settings >> Nook >> enter your nook account and password in the windows >> OK.

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Step 4Remove Nook DRM

Close the settings page, find your downloaded nook files under the Nook tab in the left panel, then drag and drop them to the right main window to remove Nook DRM. Later, you can find the drm free Nook books by clicking Decrypted or the book folder icon on the lower left corner of the software.

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1. You can only decrypt Nook files from your own Nook library. And Nook PDFs and Nook comic books are not supported.

2. If you fail to remove Nook DRM from your Nook files after entering the Nook account info, please try to delete your Nook books first, then log out the nook app, next login and redownload your nook books. Lastly, try to remove Nook DRM again.

As long as you remove DRM from Nook books, you will be able to back them up to your computer and share them with anyone freely.


As of 11/29/2023, the Nook Windows app is no longer available for book downloads. Hence, use Epubor Nook Converter to decrypt Nook books if you are not able to download Nook books via the Nook Windows app. Here's the video tutorial:


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03/5/2019 12:25:36

It is still possible to obtain the pre-app Nook software via the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.

It still works for accessing Nook ePubs, and autiomatically downloads them.

Unfortunately, ePubor's commenting system considers a link to the Wayback Machine to be spam, so I cannot post the link here.

The last backup I found was from February 11, 2012, so searching the Wayback Machine using the Barnes & Noble/Nook URL, and going to that date, and searching for the page with links to the Nook software should do the job.

04/24/2019 10:52:39
NOOK study stopped working, you can not log in, until now there is nothing to remove the drm of Nook books
09/22/2019 16:29:53
When will this new software be released?
09/24/2019 09:48:30
After reading the whole page, I finally got to the bottom where the "Notice" says the DRM can no longer be removed from Nook. And you can't generate a new key using the DeDRM plugin in Calibre because it won't retrieve the key from the B&N login. I looked at all the info in the AppData area for the Nook Win10 app and none of the info seems to be a loadable key (*.b6). All avenues seem to be closed. What a waste of time... and I won't be wasting more time buying anything from B&N again. I wish I had backed up my books earlier.
09/29/2019 08:51:19
Hi there,
Thank you for leaving the comments. For the nook drm removing, please contact our customer service (support@epubor.com)to get further assistance. Our customer service will help you back up your purchased nook books.
12/23/2019 18:47:54
What a total waste of time, money and energy. I'm retired, sold my car because I no longer able to drive because of a medical condition. Perhaps its' partly my fault for not researching/checking prior to using a B&N $50 gift card towards ebooks that I can't read on my kindle (tried converting with alfs dedrm plugin in calibre-did'nt work)I could have saved me the extreme hassle by using public transportation and travel the 62 miles to my nearest B&N and purchased hard copies instead. To add insult to injury, the B&N customer service rep had the gall to suggest I purchase one of their Nook ereaders instead.
I will never buy anything from B&N ever again.
12/27/2019 09:01:38
I am so sorry for this. But if you can send us  your nook account and passwords , we can remove the drm from this nook book for you. Please contact me via epubor.iris@gmail.com
06/9/2021 09:40:48
I purchased Epubor All DRM Removal, Epubor Ultimate, and received a Nook Key and still my Nook Books with DRM can't be removed.  What else can I do?  I don't want to waste any more money for something that doesn't work.
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