3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 19, 2013 1:57 AM by sjpt

    Can't Copy Books to Nook with ADE 2.0 on Mac


      Any hints on getting around a "IO Cannot Open Failed to Write Destination File" error in ADE 2.0, Mac version?


      After fighting with and babying an older ADE version, I uninstalled the older version and installed 2.0. My Nook is authorized but I cannot copy either borrowed library book files or other book files without expiration dates.


      Any advice greatly appreciated. ADE is the bane of my e-reading experience.

        • 1. Re: Can't Copy Books to Nook with ADE 2.0 on Mac
          sjpt Level 4

          Three possibilities:



          Is your ADE 2.0 properly registered to your AdobeID?

          It can sometimes get into a half-registered state: I think attempted upgrade from 1.7.2 is one situation where this can happen.

          Enter cmd-shift-D to ADE (ctrl-shift-D if on PC) to remove any old (possible bad) registration.

          Restart ADE, and register with your Adobe ID again.



          It's just possible the Nook has coincidentally become full just as you updated.



          There are lots of bugs in ADE2.0.  If earlier ADE was already a bane beforehand, ADE2.0 has introduced lots of new traps.

          Reinstalling v1.7.2 helps in lots of cases.

          On the PC you can run v2.0 and v1.7.2 on the same machine; not sure if you can on Mac.


          Version 1.7.2, it is a little difficult to find, available on Adobe site for Windows and for Mac.


          The forum software is sometimes corrupting the link above.  There shouldn't be a blank in 'editio ns.html'.  The following redirects to the same page: http://tinyurl.com/diged172

          • 2. Re: Can't Copy Books to Nook with ADE 2.0 on Mac
            maschwink Level 1

            Thanks for your suggestions. Tried/checked out all three and no luck.


            Re-registering 2.0 didn't change the error message. Still unable to copy books both borrowed and purchased.


            Plenty of room on the Nook. In fact, I recently archived many books.


            Re-installed 1.7.2 and it is a corrupted mess. Get a blank white box. The authorization button shows briefly, but is unclickable and then disappears. Lots of spinning beach ball time and finally I am able to close the program.



            • 3. Re: Can't Copy Books to Nook with ADE 2.0 on Mac
              sjpt Level 4

              I assume the Nook is still correctly registered to your AdobeID.


              A possible workaround (not always so convenient, but ...) is to copy the .epub files from the Mac to the Nook using the Mac Finder (or other file manager).

              You should always be able to do the copy, and as long as the registered AdobeIDs match you should be able to read the books find on the Nook.

              (If it fails, that it shows there is something odd in the Mac/Nook connection.)


              1. Borrow/buy books to get the .acsm file (as usual)
              2. Use ADE to process the .acsm and download the DRM protected .epub (as usual)
              3. Use Finder to copy the .epub (instead of copying using ADE)
              4. Read on the Nook. (as usual)