- Open Adobe Digital Edition
- If you are in Reading mode, switch to Library mode by clicking the Library button.
- Drag and drop the PDF you like to open into ADE Library or Add the PDF book to Library using menu item File-->Add to Library
- Now you can open the book in ADE and read it.
Hope this solves your problem.
Thanks for your prompt reply.
It does not solve the problem, however. Indeed - and I forgot to mention this - even if it appears to be properly installed Adobe Digital Edition cannot be opened on my laptop, whatever I try (uninstalling, reinstalling, et cetera). When I double click on the icon, there seems to be some activity for about 5 seconds, then... nothing happens. Please note again that the same Adobe Digital Edition version installed on my desktop computer works without a hitch.
To repeat the problem:
- When I try to drop a DRM protected or, for that matter, any epub file on the icon of the program (as one does usually to launch such files), the same occurs: some short activity then... nothing.
- When I try to launch a DRM protected file directly by double-clicking on it, first the normal Adobe Reader opens with the pop-up message asking if I want to open that DRM file into Adobe Digital Edition; when I click "Yes", something happens indeed: the Adobe Digital Edition site opens in my browser!
- And to repeat what you ask for: no way to open Adobe Digital Edition directly.
Please note finally that all ebook readers installed on the laptop and for that matter also on my desktop (Kindle... Calibre... etc.) work perfectly well but won't open a DRM protected file of course.
Hopefully you can come up with a solution.
The one reply I received - see above - did NOT solve my problem. Doesn't any one at Adobe or elsewhere know of a proper solution?
Still no answer to my question! I'm wondering if this is taken seriously by anyone?
Thanks for your latest mail. Unfortunately no change with the new version.
No matter what I do, ADE simply refuses to launch on my XP laptop.
- When I double click on it, short activity, then nothing.
- When I drop the e-book on the icon of the program, same shofrt activity
- When I double click on the e-book, the normal Adobe Reader opens, with a
popup asking if I want to lounch ADE. When I click "Yes", activity ensues
and... the ADE page in my browser opens, asking among other things if I
want... to download ADE!!!
Needless to say that while all this happens (or rather not happens) I have
properly signed in on the ADE page.
And, as a reminder: all of this is not the case on my desktop Windows
7-64 machine, where ADE works without a hitch. Extremely mysterious - until
one will find the answer to the question: what simply stops ADE from
launching on my poor little laptop.
On 13 February 2015 at 09:31, Dominic Michael <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You will require Microsoft .net framework 4.0 to run the ADE on windows.
Please confirm that your machine has the required .net version installed.
Thx for your prompt follow-up.
Following the MS instructions on "How to: Determine Which .NET Framework
Versions Are Installed" - directly via the register ...(see:
... I checked the matter and came up with the result that you can see in
Be all that as it may, perhaps this will give you some sort of indication -
despite that, following appearances, Framework 4 is indeed running on my
If you need more technical info, do not hesitate to ask: the situation
baffles me - and I am no greenhorn at computing, being a user since... 1979!
Best regards and thanks again for following this up.