2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 27, 2010 8:47 AM by Jim Lester

    Can't see annotations after moving Digital Editions folder

    luctobin

      I moved my Digital Editions folder to a new location on my hard drive, and when I went to open the book I have been reading and annotating for the course I teach, none of the annotations were there.  The annotation file is still in the folder, but the link to the book seems to be lost.  When I tried to open the book from URLLINK.acsm, the book was re-downloaded to my Documents folder and a new annotations file created.  Is there any way to re-connect the annotations file to my book?

       

      I am using version 1.7.2 with Mac OS 10.6.4.

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Can't see annotations after moving Digital Editions folder
          luctobin Level 1

          Read somewhere else that you have to keep the folder in the Documents folder, so I moved it back and everything seems fine again.  What I was trying to do was move the DE folder to my Dropbox, so I would be able to read the same book (with the same annotations) on my desktop computer or my other laptop.  Is there any way to be able to read the same copy of the book (see annotations on other computers), or is the annotated version tied only to the one computer that I originally started annotating it on?

           

          Thanks!

          • 2. Re: Can't see annotations after moving Digital Editions folder
            Jim Lester Level 4

            The link to the annotations are kept in the manifest.xml file  (look for something like)

                <de:annotationsFileLink>Annotations/Piracy_The_Intellectual_Propert.annot</de:annotations FileLink>

             

            ADE expects and enforces that the manifest file and the annotations are in the (My) Digital Editions folder in your (My) Documents directory ( My is added on windows, but no on Mac).   There are no options to change this location.