The '.ascm. file format is just a tag that tells ADE where the ebook is, how
big it is and some other data about it. It may appear when you try to
download an ebook without having ADE open, or if the site from which you are
downloading doesn't open ADE when you download. ADE CAN read these files -
it's designed to do just that.
Let me assume that you've registered with Adobe, and you have downloaded ADE
after that, so it has become an authorized installation of the software.
Let me assume for a moment also that you're using a Windows PC and you know
a bit about the Windows utilities. You can find the location of your
'.ascm. file using Windows Explorer. When you do, put your cursor on the
file name, and right-click. Then, choose 'Open With' from the drop-down
menu. Pick 'Adobe Digital Editions' from the list that appears, and click
on it. ADE should appear and open the file. Once opened, ADE will bring
the ebook into the 'Reading' pane. Close the ebook, and ADE should return
to 'Library' mode. Next to the word 'Library' in the left hand side of the
screen, there should be a carat symbol. If you place your cursor on this
carat, a drop-down box will appear, and you can pick 'Add Item To Library'.
A standard Windows PC window will open up, and you can locate the ebook in
the Digital Editions library. Pick that name, and ADE will move the ebook
from its Reading pane into the Library. A bit complicated, but it works.
In the future, have ADE open when you go to get a ebook. That 'should'
resolve the issue. (and I'm going to win the Lottery...)
Hope this helps!
Your assumptions are correct, I'm using a Windows PC and I have registered with Adobe. I did as you first suggested and when I right-click on the document ADE does is not listed as an option to open the file. I tried your next suggestion tried opening a book directly without having ADE open. ADE did open but then I received the dialog box asking which program I want to use to open the document and again ADE is not an option. I have also tried opening with ADE open with no luck. I have also tried several times to uninstall the software and re-install again with no luck.
Any and all suggestions are welcome
I am having exactly the same problem. ADE is not seeing my new book. I have four books there and the new one is not being recognised by ADE at all. I have uninstalled, saved, opened, tried everything. Please help!!