Your issue is a typical case in computer world with any application, sometimes some gets wrong and solving it can be made in some minutes or in weeks or months.
The acsm file is not the eBook, is simply an XML file instructing ADE for going to download server.
The first step is going to another website to download an ebook. Please go to http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/library/ you can find over 30 free ebooks.
Does remain crashing your ADE?
The .ascm file isn't the book, but is the data ADE needs to download the
book. Your typical download process involves either .epub of .pdf format
When you start the download process, assuming Windows here, you'll get a
screen that says 'Open' or 'Download'. If you select 'Download', then your
ebook will be transferred to your PC. If you specify the file location, you
'should' get an .epub file loaded to the location on your hard drive that
you specify. You can open ADE, and add it to your library from the
'Library' screen by clicking the drop-down menu off the arrow next to the
word 'Library' at the top of the screen. Select 'Add Item To Library', and
you'll be prompted to find the ebook. Specify its location or Browse for
it, and then click 'Open', and ADE will import the ebook to its library.
If you get a .ascm file, then you can right click on it, and locate your
arrow on 'Open With'. Pick ADE and you should see ADE open, and bring
the ebook into the 'Reading' panel. Once you set a bookmark, the book will
reflect in ADE.
Ah, the things we have to go through to read a book! It used to be so
Here is simple solution for your problem.
Solution 1) Change the browser which you are using.
If you are using IE then switch to Mozilla Firefox.
Solution 2) Disable your firewall or antivirus permanently while downloading book.
Solution 3) Create a new user account on your computer with administrator privilages and then try to download the book.
I hope this will help you!!!!
None of this will help, Rizwan, because the problem isn't the browser, the
firewall or the user settings. It relates to whether ADM is accessing the
If you were able to install ADE, your browser will work just fine with
.epub, .pdf, .lit or other electronic formats for books and documents. You
gain nothing by changing browsers because there's no relationship between
them and ADE's capability to manage those files.
ADE does not interact with the user settings at all - it merely executes
after it's installed, and does not require administrative privileges to be
Further, as you do, you've recommended some technical solutions. I would
NOT advise disabling any firewall PERMANENTLY, as you suggest. I understand
what you're trying to say, but that's the wrong way to say it, and not
required to do it in any case.