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Deactivate Adobe ID ~ create new Adobe ID

Jun 22, 2012 3:08 PM

Tags: #library #ebook #adobe_digital_editions #transferring #nook #deactivate_adobeid



I have to reformat my Color Nook, however, my Nook email address & my Adobe ID don't match. My solution to this is to uninstall & reinstall ADE, get a new Adobe ID & then reformat my Nook.I feel this will clean up two problems at once - my reformatting & errors & unnecessary files that I have on my Nook &/or in ADE. I have a few books though that I bought through non-BN sites that are no longer available on those sites. If I manually remove these books from my ADE, save them in a file on my PC, uninstall & reinstall ADE on my pc, can put them back into the new ADE under my new ID? I would like to save them, if possible. I originally bought/received them on a pc I still have but I use a laptop more often now. Do you think I will need to transfer them from the desktop so ADE knows that they are "mine"?


Does anyone have any ideas here? Any input or suggestions will be appreciated!

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    Jun 22, 2012 3:41 PM   in reply to Twolfmom13

    You can switch between Adobe ID's in ADE, so you may not need to reinstall

    (which can screw everything up, because unless you remove certain files,

    ADE will use them, rather than recreate them.  That's both a benefit and a

    handicap, depending on what you're trying to do.  Just deauthorize the

    computer with the CtlShiftD key sequence, and then go to Library view,

    click on the small arrow next to the word 'Library', and pick 'Authorize

    Computer' from the drop-down menu that will appear.  Try it first, to see

    if it will do what you think you need to do.

    Now for the bad news.  The way ADE works is to associate whatever ebooks

    you download with the ID in use at the time (you can get a good

    understanding of this from ADE Help - F1 key from Library or Reading

    view).  So, you cannot access ebooks you downloaded under one Adobe ID from

    another Adobe ID.  That's part of the implementation of digital rights -

    DRM for short.


    You can transfer files from one PC to another.  That's covered also in the

    Help files.  Just remember that the ID's must be the same ones....



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    Jun 22, 2012 4:36 PM   in reply to Twolfmom13

    You can delete them from ADE if you can see them in ADE (which means that

    you're using the ID you had when you downloaded them).  In Library mode,

    you can click on the arrow next to the name of the ebook, and the drop-down

    menu will give you a choice to delete them.


    This is one at a time - sorry!



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