I've recently changed PCs and having downloaded Digital Editions to the new machine, I can no longer open a .pdf that lives on a network drive that was bought and downloaded via my old machine (I get the oft-reported DRM error).
Having looked through the forums this problem seems to have reported many times but the threads I looked at just seem to degenerate into various rants (understandable I guess) with no solutions offered,
Does anyone know of a fix? Or is the only substantive solution being to 'just live with it'?
If you authorized Digital Editions on your original machine to an AdobeID, and authorized Digital Editions on your new machine to the same AdobeID, then this should just work. If it doesn't you should open up a web support case ( go to http://www.adobe.com/support/digitaleditions/ and click on 'Submit a web case').
If you choose not to authorize Digital Editions and purchase books you are in effect saying that the machine owns the books and not you. The books will not be transferrable, and the moment you lose access to that machine (hard drive crash, registry corruption, reinstall, etc...) you lose access to those books.
Most of the DRM errors reported on this forum have been from people who did not originally authorize their copy of Digital Editions to an AdobeID and are now encountering the problems that came out of it.
I'll raise the support case as I did authorise both machines using the same ID.