When you download an ebook, you have a choice whether to OPEN or SAVE the
ebook. If you choose OPEN, then DE will open the ebook to read, but will
not show the title in the library. The ebook is there, and you can add it
to the library using the DE utility to do so. That could be the issue you
I tried clicking on "Add to Library" and adding the ePub title from the My Digital Editions folder in Windows. All I get is a message saying that the title already exists in the library. If it exists, it isn't displaying.
Is there a separate ADE utility? I've got to be doing something wrong, because I've downloaded and installed ADE four or five times, thinking it might have been an installation problem, but that's not it.
But thank you for your help.
Hi. I think I may be having the same problem as you. Just wondering if you were able to fix it. (Funny thing is that ADE seemed to be working fine last night, after a couple of hours of trying to figure it out and reinstalling and still not knowing why it all of a sudden worked. Then tonight I open up ADE, and none of my downloaded books appear. When I tried to add them, I got a message saying they already exist. I'm new at this -- just got a Nook Simple Touch recently.) Thx for any guidance you can offer.
I wasn't able to fix it, and I was getting even more frustrated.I check out a lot of library e-books, and it was frustrating trying to get ADE 2.0 to install and run. Then a user named Roger Osborne posted a link to the previous version of ADE:
I downloaded and installed that version and it works perfectly. Do yourself a big favor and install it instead of 2.0.
I'm getting a Nook Simple Touch this afternoon. Had a Nook First Edition until two days ago, when I accidentally dropped it in the filled and agitating washing machine!
This issue comes up most of the time when you 'downloaded' an ebook by
OPENing it during the download process. Those ebooks go into ADE in
Reading mode, and are not registered in the library. So, if you go to
Reading mode in ADE, you'll find them but their titles will not display in
You can fix this by using ADE's utilities. Open ADE in Library mode, and
hover on the small arrow next to the word 'Library' on the screen. A
drop-down menu will appear, and one of the choices is 'Add Item To
Library'. Click on that choice, and you'll see a screen that you can use
to locate the ebook and add it to the library. Unfortunately, you have to
do this for each ebook.
On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 10:53 PM, thegoldandtheblack <
Thx W! Will give this a try when I get home tonight. Sorry abt your previous Nook. I got my Nook ST via Office Depot -- they were on sale for $75, might still be. Thx again.
Hmmm, I don't know if I've tried this yet -- I think I tried everything I could think of already. I'll give it a shot. Thx for the suggestion!
Thank you for your suggestion. Unfortunately, I don't know what "library mode" is. I open ADE and it presents itself w/ "Adobe Digital Editions" on the top, and below that a menu bar w/ File, Library, and Help.
Under File, the available options are: Add to Library, New Bookshelf, Copy to Bookshelf, and Exit.
Under Library, the available options are: View as Thumbnail, View as List, and Sort By.
Under Help, the available options are: Authorization Info, ADE Help, and About DE.
Just below those is a blue column headed by "Bookshelves", w/ a cog symbol ("Bookshelf Options") and a plus sign ("New Bookshelf") to the right.
Then at the right, there's a sorting feature and buttons to view items either as thumbnails or as a list.
The rest of the space is a big blank, which is where the ebooks are supposed to be displayed.
I'll probably just try the older ADE version. But thx!
This worked. Thx so very much for passing along the info. Hope you were able to get that Nook ST today. Have a terrif weekend.