2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 14, 2013 3:33 PM by blueeyed72



      i bought  a pdf book and open it tfirst  without password.because my adobe id was not authorizing it. I deactivate my computer.now i again i acticvate my computer with Adobe ID and try to open my book but its not opening. saying this id is not associated with this item.even there is no option of opening it without Id and password..

      now what should it do..

        • 1. Re: hi
          sjpt Level 4

          I think you've fallen into one of the traps that Adobe DRM system lays for its users (details below).

          I can only suggest two things:

          1. Contact the bookseller and see if they are willing to give you a second go with a new .acsm file ~ almost like buying a new copy.  I have hears that some vendors are helpful and some are not.

          [ post edited by forum host - we do not permit any discussions of how to bypass document protection and DRM on this site ]



          When you buy a book you get a link to a .acsm file and download it.

          You then use ADE (Adobe Digital Editions) to open the .acsm file and download the 'real' .pdf or .epub book;

          at that point your copy of the book is associated with the ID in use on ADE at the time.

          There is no way to remove that association and associate the book with a different ID.


          When you use ADE without giving it an AdobeID, it invents a kind of anonymous/implicit ID.

          That ID has very limited uses; eg it can't be used to authorize any other device or computer.

          Also, once that ID is 'lost' by reregistering ADE with a 'real' AdobeID, the anonymous ID cannot be recovered.

          If you access a DRM book using that ID, the book is associated with the ID.


          ADE gives some warnings about running without registering an Adobe ID; but these warnings are not nearly strong enough to give users and idea of the consequences.

          • 2. Re: hi
            blueeyed72 Level 1

            thanks for your reply

            Contacted book seller,,i tried many drm removals NO one is working with mee............

            any other solution................ realy disappointed to use e version of book .