4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 3, 2008 8:21 AM by BWolfe [ADOBE]

    External Drive

      Does anyone know how/if possible to install digital editions on an external drive so I can read my books on other computers?
        • 1. Re: External Drive
          (Aandi_Inston) Level 1
          There are complicated procedures for sharing books, just putting them
          on a shared disk won't do.

          Aandi Inston
          • 2. Re: External Drive
            BWolfe [ADOBE] Level 3
            Digital Editions 1.5 DOES support content portability, IF you've authorized with an Adobe ID. You're allowed to install and authorize ADE 1.5 on up to six devices per Adobe ID.

            So just install on both, then use the procedures on http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/help/#transfer_items to move your book content..

            I've made an update to "You can only open or read eBooks on one computer (Digital Editions)" at http://www.adobe.com/go/kb402749 to try to make this more clear...


            Bentley Wolfe
            Senior Support Engineer, Flash/Flash Player/Digital Editions
            • 3. Re: External Drive

              Glad to see that a techie from Adobe is here.

              Disprove this hypothesis for me please. I'm a Keller Grad School (DeVry University) MBA student.

              We download our books through our school's intranet. I wasn't paying close attention when I signed up for my Microsoft Passport and downloaded the first few chapters. I used one email address for that. Later on, I forgot what I used and registered myself again and this time, used a different email address.

              I save the files to my flash drive. I'm unable to make the activation procedure (of identifying myself on the original computer) work.

              My hypothesis is that DeVry bought a master license through e-Follett or Adobe and regardless of the registration of the individual student, the student's ownership won't be confirmed for this reason:

              When DeVry bought a master license, it only specified the number of seats or licenses it was buying (say 10,000). It did not specify the individual names of the students since, naturally, it didn't know their identities beforehand.

              Any ebooks downloaded through DeVry's intranet therefore are licensed to DeVry and not to the individual student. That means that all attempts to take ownership of the downloaded material will fail since Adobe will not recognize the individual identities of DeVry's students.

              In addition, the fact that I have two email identities registered through your DRM is immaterial.

              I hope you understand the background of my question. If not, please email me directly at alexcooper1@yahoo.com. In fact, please email me the answer too in addition to posting it in this forum. Thank you.
              • 4. Re: External Drive
                BWolfe [ADOBE] Level 3
                Alex, can you open a support web case please? I don't have the bandwidth to answer you directly just now...

                To open a Digital Editions 1.5 Technical Support case, please use the contact links at http://www.adobe.com/support/digitaleditions.

                (that said, I've worked with other Devry students who -do- have individual licenses... I don't think there's even a concept of a master license in Digital Editions.. I don't know anything about what the old ebook reader plugin in Acrobat v6 and v7 did though..)


                Bentley Wolfe
                Senior Support Engineer, Flash/Flash Player/Digital Editions