User 2 must register on ADE with the same AdobeID as user 1 in order to be able to access the same DRM books.
As far as I know, there is no way for a single buy/borrow of an Abobe DRM book to be shared between two Adobe IDs.
If user1 is not willing to give user2 access to his//her AdobeID, the books can't be shared.
thanks for your help. It worked so user 2 now is able to "import" a downloaded eBook (url.acsm-file) by opening it to its ADE-Library. I did not try to authorize this ADE-Library because the request was "to authorize the computer" not this ADE-Library for user 2 and I had already authorized long ago the computer via user 1 though not understanding this request.
Do you know if user 2 can as well get access to the existing ADE-Library of user 1 which I hoped to be the case automatically. The ADE-Library of user 2 remained empty but I could "import" eBooks from user 1 as described above.
It seems that each user has its own physical ADE-Library so each eBook has to be "imported" from the possibly common (for both users) download folder of bought/downloaded eBooks!?
Perhaps there is an easy way to use one common ADE-Library for both users or at least to import the complete ADE-Library ebooks of user 1 into the ADE-Library of user 2!?
Thank you very much for support!
I don't think there is an offical way to do it.
It's quite common for programs to seprate users in this way; a few have a choice but most don't. (Particularly irritating with Picasa).
The following will probably work to force sharing: it may be a bit more techie than you want to try.
- If you don't understand any of it, don't try.
- Backup your "C:\Users\<user1>\Documents\My Digital Editions" directory before you try it.
- It may give problems if you log into ADE at the same time as both user1 and user2.
- You may have to override sharing permissions as well to get it to work.
Details taken from default setup for v1.7.2, may be slightly different for ADE2.0.
- Open a command window
- Navigate to C:\Users\<user2>\Documents
- rename "My Digital Editions" "My Digital Editions Original"
- mklink /j "My Digital Editions" "C:\Users\<user1>\Documents\My Digital Editions"
as I am a newcomer in using a forum, I just don't see a button to enter a reply to this answer directly in the thread. So I answer to this e-mail like described at the bottom of this e-Mail to give a short summary of my positive results and my thanks to sjpt!
As I am a bit familiar with "technics" I created a symlink in user 2-folder pointing to the ADE-Library folder to be shared which I had already installed before on a globally accessible partition (i. e. not in the private folder of user 1). The creation of the symlink I did exactly as described by sjpt running cmd.exe as administrator and using "mklink" with the parameter /D for creating a directory symbolic link., not /J for a directory junction.
Now both users have access to the same shared ADE-Library. I assume as well like sjpt that they cannot use it both at the same time but that is absolutely no problem at all.
Many thanks once more for the most important information re symbolic links etc. by using the command "mklink". A very helpful feature I did not know of in detail so far.