I tried to follow your directions for Windows Explorer, but I have version 8.0 and it does not have Folder Options listed under Tools. I usually use Firefox, but it also does not have Folder Options listed under tools.
I have uninstalled the newer versions of Adobe Reader (I've tried both 8 and 9) and gone back to Adobe Reader 7, but still have been unable to get anywhere.
I just realized that your message is from 2007; since everything has changed since then with Internet Explorer and Adobe Digital Editions and Reader, I'm not sure what to do. Does anyone have any updated information, since Adobe announced in that they changed everything near the end of March 2009?
The frustration gets worse with new technology. I am running a new pc with Windows 7 64-bit. I would like to read books on my Palm TX. However, I am unable to activate the Palm and Adobe Customer Care is not useful.
I have the following programs on this machine: Adobe Reader 9, Adobe Digital Editions 188.8.131.521, Adobe Reader for PalmOS. Please note that I recently successfully acitivated a Sony Reader. It took some work but was successful on the 4th or 5th attempt.
On the Palm TX I have installed the Adobe Reader for PalmOS.
Forums indicate one should use Adobe Reader 6 or 7 to activate DRM for the Palm. Those versions of Adobe Reader do not run on Windows 7.
I download an dBook from the library onto Adobe Digital Editions. I can read this ebook on my pc. I can transfer the ebook to the Sony Reader. However, Digital Editions does not recognize my Palm TX. I try to activate the Palm but ADE will not do it, and ADE does not recognize my Palm. There is no information concerning my situation in any Forum I have found and Adobe Customer Care keeps labeling my Support request as "withdrawn".
I open AR for PalmOS, link to the library book to queue it for transfer to my Palm. AR for PalmOS responds that the file "has not been encrypted using standard security handler and therefore could not be opened". I can transfer non-encrypted pdf files to my Palm TX using this program.
I use my Palm to listen to audio books from the library using Overdrive.
I am frustrated and think I am stuck because the library uses only Adobe Digital Editions. I will be asking the library if they have other programs available that are compatible with more portable devices.
Please let me know if someone has a solution to my issues.
Check to see if your library will carry eReader books or Mobipocket books, or belongs to a system where libraries have a joint site for ebooks. I am able to get Mobipocket books from my library (they are in a system withe other libraries in the Metro Phoenix area). I was told that they can't get eReader books right now because the budget is too tight. If you go to some of the ebook sites (www.eReader.com, www.diesel-ebooks.com, www.fictionwise.com, etc), they have books in Mobipocket and eReader format that are free, which is great if your budget is tight.
Have you checked with the Palm web site to see if they can help at all with the TX and Windows 7? I would check there too. I bought a Palm 755p phone last year and was able to add eReader and Mobipocket to it so I can read ebooks if I'm waiting somewhere with nothing to do.
Thank you for your help. The local library has ebooks only in Adobe Digital Editions. I will ask them about eReader or Mobipocket in the future. I have eReader on my TX and use it occassionally. Again thank you for the websites.
I understand from postings that Palm sold the software to another company and will not be updating the TX software for Windows 7 64bit. Right now I can Hotsync using a wi-fi connection and Palm suggests using bluetooth.
I think the real issue is Adobe went to Digital Editions, which is OK. However they did not update support for the Palm TX, which I think is the Adobe Reader for PalmOS, with the new encryption being used in the Digital Editions.
Again, thank you for the suggestions. I will approach the local library to expand its ereader support.
I have a Palm Centro and I've been reading books from the library using mobipocket, which works great. My problem is that some of the books are only available in Adobe epub and I can't figure out how to read them on my phone. I am an apple user, so the windows instructions above don't apply. Anyone know how to read the epub books on the Centro?