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Moving books from one EReader to another.

Aug 10, 2012 11:08 PM

I am trying to put some books from a Sony e-reader to a Nook Color and it had me download Adobie Reader. When I try to move the books it tells me it has to be authenacated but wull not accept my information. How do I get this fixed?

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    Aug 13, 2012 11:55 AM   in reply to

    Moving this discussion to the Adobe Digital Editions forum.

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    Aug 13, 2012 3:45 PM   in reply to Jeff A Wright

    The original message was:



    I am trying to put some books from a Sony e-reader to a Nook Color and it

    had me download Adobie Reader. When I try to move the books it tells me it

    has to be authenacated but wull not accept my information. How do I get

    this fixed?


    It's hard to tell from the message just how you're going about this, but I

    will assume that you're trying to do the transfer via a Windows computer,

    and that's where you downloaded and installed ADE.  I'm not sure how the

    ebooks were downloaded to the SONY ereader, so let me assume that it was

    done through the Sony Reader Library, direct from SONY.  Finally, I'm not

    sure whether the Nook Color told you that you needed to download and

    install ADE - or whether it did so from the B&N website or from your



    These pieces of information are critical in giving you the right answer.  I

    could write a small book on what to do, but without some grounding in what

    your environment is, and how you've downloaded ebooks before, I think that

    would not be a good idea.


    Can you fill in more of the story?



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    Aug 13, 2012 6:30 PM   in reply to

    If I read between the lines, you have a PC and you've 'moved' an ebook from

    the SONY ereader to your computer, implying that you downloaded it onto the

    SONY ereader from somewhere else (the SONY Reader Store?).  You have

    downloaded and installed ADE.  Let's start there.


    The proper process to follow is to obtain an Adobe ID when or before you

    download and install ADE.  That ID will be associated with all ebooks that

    are downloaded to ADE after it's installed.  Those that have been

    downloaded beforehand can be problematic, but I think we'll be OK.  If you

    did not obtain an Adobe ID, then you should go to the Adobe website and do

    that by registering with Adobe.  No charge, and no tracking either - just

    an ID.  I am going to assume that you registered your ereaders with SONY

    and B&N respectively, so that they are activated (which sounds like they



    Next up is understanding what ADE is going to do for you and how.  It's a

    library management system and a control program for digital rights

    management of ebooks you have or get.  It's close to the industry standard

    for individuals to use for ebooks, so lots of sites 'require' that you use

    it.  SONY and B&N don't - you can use their library management software to

    do the work if you want to.


    The transfer....  Both of the ereaders must be recognized by ADE in order

    to do the transfer.  It works like this:


    Once the copy of ADE is authorized with your Adobe ID, then you can shut it

    down, then attach the ereader to your computer  Your computer should

    recognize it and give it a drive letter - which sounds like it's happened

    when you transferred the ebook from the SONY.  Look at the screen on the

    ereader to make sure that it's connected properly - you'll see messages

    that say it is.  Then, start up ADE.  When ADE starts in Library mode, it

    should show the SONY on the bookshelf - the left hand side of Library

    view.  if it does, then you can open the SONY and  drag and drop ebooks

    from it to your computer.  ADE will enter them into your library and make

    them available to you.  When you've finished dragging over all the ebooks

    you want to, you need to disconnect the ereader LOGICALLY before you pull

    the plug out of the computer.  You do this through the utilities on your

    computer.  Go to the lower right hand part of the START bar and you should

    find a small computer icon.  Click on that and you'll get a message that

    you can 'safely remove' the drive letter that represents your SONY.  Do

    that, and watch the screen.  It should change and tell you that it's

    processing new information.  When it's finished, then unplug it from the



    Now for the other part.  Close ADE and plug in the Nook Color.  Go through

    the same process - watch the displays and the messages from your computer

    to make sure that the Nook is recognized and ready to use.  Then, start

    ADE, and you should see the Nook on the bookshelf, where the SONY was, and

    the Nook's screen should show it as connected.  Now, reverse the process:

    drag the ebook title from ADE's Library onto the Nook.  When you're done,

    follow the disconnect process above.


    If you hit any glitches or if something else doesn't work, just come back

    here and we'll figure it out.



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    Nov 5, 2012 5:37 PM   in reply to Frustrated in AZ

    I am having the same issue. I have 400+ books on my Sony Reader account. I followed the instructions above to load three of those books in ADE, then copy them to my new Nook Color. Now when I try to read those books on the Nook Color, I get an error message that says, "Error Dialog. Sorry, cannot open this book". What do I have to do to access those ebooks on my NC?

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