Sounds like something isn't quite right with the process.
When you log into the library's system and request an ebook for download,
the library's software should look at your computer and see Digital
Editions. Then, the library will send a small pointer file to your
computer. This file has an ".ascm" file extension. As part of this
process, the library software should start up Digital Editions
automagically. Digital Editions will read the pointer file and go and get
the ebook, then register it in your library. The ebook will be in
".epub"format at this point.
I have to ask you whether the files you're moving have the .ascm or the
.epub file extension. If the former, then the library isn't recognizing
that you have Digital Editions installed and registered. Instead, the
library will just put the .ascm files on your hard drive.
If the files are .ascm format, then it's possible that you have downloaded
and installed Digital Editions, but not registered it with Adobe.com using
your Adobe ID (which you get, if you don't have one, when you register).
That's the most common cause for this kind of error. You can go to
Adobe.com and register your copy of Digital Editions, and that should 'fix'
If your situation isn't as I assume above, please re-post and we'll try
Hi and thank you Frustrated in AZ for your assistance.
I apologize for taking so long but I have been searching the Adobe site in vain. Eventually the registation solution was under my nose within the ADE itself.
I believe I successfully registered my copy. I then tried another download which was not successful - it only registered in "downloads" with type "Adobe Content Server Message" This I could drag and successfully install in Library. A lttle later I noticed that new file was shown in library file with type EPUB. Still not working as it should.
I am at a loss to know what to do now - I will keep my eye on the post
Edit 1 - When I download an ebook from the local library, should "save" be the selected option?
Edit 2 - Correctly downloaded an ebook from Sample Library to ADE - Maybe solution is not that far away?
p.s. I notice Frustrated in AZ that you are kept very busy - I'm sure your efforts are appreciated.
I'm not sure what you should do from this point forward. If we uninstall
Digital Editions, then go to Adobe.com, login and then download ADE and
reinstall it again, it 'should' carry the Adobe registration details with
it. However, ADE's installation process leaves some roots in your system
that can cause problems on reinstallation. Let me throw this over to
others in the Forum that may have a better answer.
Edit 1 eventually provided me with the answer - Up to now I have been "saving" the files - now realize that is the incorrect option.
Downloaded another eBook correctly from my local library - I really feel silly when solution was so easy. Many thanks to Frustrated in AZ for taking the time to answer my problem.
I have read one book in ADE and I would just like to say that Adobe have got a great product here - it is very impressive.
Cheers and thanks.
Edit: I was typing at the same time as Frustrated in AZ - All now appears to be O.K. If I have any future problems I will call back to forum.