I just downloaded ADE 4.01 on Windows 7 Pro, authorized the computer - all OK. ADE shows that my Kobo Reader is connected. When I click on the gear icon beside the device, it provides a drop-down menu; one of which is Authorize Device. Clicking on this gives me nothing. As a matter of fact, all items in the drop-down menu do not work for me. What is the secret on authorizing my Kobo reader such that I can read downloaded books?? Please note that ADE does allow me to drag-drop a book to the Reader but since the Reader is not authorized, the book cannot be read. I'm sure others had similar problems and can help here. But I am a bit concerned as there are lots of community posts with unanswered questions pertaining to ADE. Someone, please help.
I got no reply here in a couple of days. I contacted Kobo directly and was asked to de-authorize, uninstall DE 4 and download Digital Editions 2.0. OK, I did this and my computer was authorized after installing and the Kobo reader showed up as a device. I go to authorize the device and found that the device was already authorized. So, go figure out the mystery. Because I don't know the why and the wherefore but I do have my reader authorized now and am able to transfer books to it.