If it's not showing up, then let's backtrack to the beginning.
First, a disclaimer. I don't know how advanced you are with computers and
ereaders, nor do I know what platform you're using. Sorry in advance if
you've done all this, but I have to assume nothing.
From scratch: if your KOBO reader is new, you need to register it with KOBO
before you use it with ADE. Start by attaching it to your computer (let's
assume Windows) via the USB port, and then wait for the computer to tell you
that it recognizes the reader. If it's the first time you're attaching it,
Windows will display a short message telling you it's found new hardware,
that it's a generic hard drive (or something like that) and finally that the
new hardware is ready to use. You can confirm this by displaying the
hardware list using the My Computer line displayed by Windows Explorer (NOT
Internet Explorer). The reader should show up with a drive letter next to
Now, go to the KOBO site and follow the directions for registering your
ereader. When asked for User ID and password, use your Adobe ID and
password. KOBO will write a small file onto the ereader that contains this
When done, you can exit the KOBO site and open up ADE. If all is well, ADE
will show the ereader on the left hand side of the Library View panel, as a
bookshelf. If there's a hitch, ADE may ask you to authorize the ereader,
which you can do right there, and then ADE will show it to you.
If you've already attached the ereader to your computer once, Windows will
remember it, and all you have to do is plug it into a USB port. Be sure
that you get it up and on-line before you activate ADE.
With all that said, I'm guessing that you haven't followed the sequence, and
ADE doesn't know the ereader's there because it was plugged in after you
After you have transferred your ebooks to the ereader, you need to follow a
certain sequence to shut down. First, close ADE. Then, whatch your
ereader's screen. It will tell you that it's updating itself with the new
data, and will tell you when it's done. Then, before you pull the plug,
tell Windows you're through with the ereader by ejecting it - either via
Windows Explorer/My Computer or by using the icon on the system tray, at the
bottom right hand corner of your screen (Windows XP, Vista). If you use
Windows Explorer, right click on the drive letter and choose 'Eject', then
watch the screen change status: the drive letter will disappear. If you use
the icon, you'll see a 'Safely Remove Hardware' message. Click on that,
then the drive letter will appear and you can click on it. You'll see
another message that says 'Safe To Remove Hardware', and you're done.
Hope this helps!
I appreciate all your help, but none of that worked and digital editions still does not show a device to the left which is paramount to transferring books from the library. I downloaded a book from the library to digital editions months ago before the decline of Borders and could not transfer to kobo because of no icon of a device; however, I had no problem with purchased books, and I suspect the same is true now. But thank you very much.
As the magician said: it's all in the wrist....
I'm presuming two things from your latest post. If you were able to
transfer purchased ebooks to your KOBO ereader from Borders, then the KOBO
ereader was attached to your computer, you were on the KOBO website and you
did not use ADE to do the transfer. If you did, then the ebook is in the
ADE library. Check there and see if it is or not.
Next, if you did a straight transfer of a purchased ebook to the KOBO
ereader, and you can't see it in ADE, something is wrong either with the
sequence of setup or with the authorization of the device. You have gone
through the sequence, so I throw it back to the device authorization. You
can try a manual 'forced' authorization with ADE, once the device shows up
as attached to your computer. I can't remember all the steps, but the
directions on how to do that are in the HELP section of ADE - just use the
F1 key when ADE is open, and they'll show up.
Let's hope that it's just a minor glitch.....