3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 16, 2013 2:32 AM by sjpt

    ADE problems with reauthorizing


      I didn't authorize my comp (window 8) with an ID and now I know I should have.  I have tried uninstalling ADE but I can't reauthorize with an ID. 

        • 3. Re: ADE problems with reauthorizing
          sjpt Level 4

          Try completely removing any authorization using ctrl-shift-D to ADE (cmd-shift-D if on Mac). (but read end of this post first)

          Restart ADE, and then reauthorize with your Adobe ID.



          I am afraid you may be a bit stuck with books you already have.

          This is a vicious trap that Adobe lays for unsuspecting customers.

          When you register 'without ID', ADE creates an anonymous/implicit ID with limited powers (eg can't be used to share with other devices).

          Whenever you first load a DRM book, that copy of the book is associated with whatever ID the computer is registered to at the time.

          Any book you load while this anonymous ID is active gets associated with that ID, and can't be read on any other device.

          When you properly register your computer with a real ID, that old anonymous ID is lost.

          Now you don't have any devices that can read the book.


          The only way I know round this is to use a DRM stripper such as epubee BEFORE you deauthorize the device.

          I do NOT advocate using such code to get around the valid limitations placed on a DRM book.

          However, where the problem arises only because of the ineptness of Adobe's ADEPT DRM infrastructure and its implementation,

          such a measure is totally justifiable.