Adobe Digital Editions Help
Authorizing with an Adobe ID or Vendor ID
The first time you open a protected book, ADE will ask you to authorize your computer. The best way to do this is to supply an Adobe ID or Vendor ID, associating the book with your ID. If you later open the book on another computer, you can simply supply the same ID to open the book.
If you don’t have an Adobe ID, click the Create an Adobe ID link. After creating the ID on the Adobe website, you can close that browser window, return to ADE, and enter the newly-created Adobe ID.
Authorizing without an ID
If you choose to authorize without an ID, ADE will enable reading of the book only on your computer. You will not be able to read it on other eReader devices or other computers (or the same computer if you re-install). If you don’t plan on moving your books to other computers (or re-installing), this approach will work for you
Transferring eBooks between Computers
If you have authorized your computer using an ID (see “Opening eBooks” above), you can copy the book to another computer, run ADE, and authorize with the same ID to open the book.
You can find your books in the My Digital Editions folder in your computer’s documents folder. Locate the book you want to copy, and transfer it to the other computer. On the other computer, double-click the book or drag it into ADE.
Note that highlights and annotations are not copied when items are transferred to another computer.
Transferring eBooks from / to a supported eReader
Adobe Digital Editions allows you to transfer items from / to a supported eReader device
Connect the supported eReader device to your computer and launch Digital Editions. Digital Editions automatically detects the presence of your device. Both Digital Editions and the device must be authorized to be able to transfer protected content to and from the device. Unprotected content can be transferred to and from the device without authorizing either the device or Digital Editions, but Adobe strongly advises authorizing Digital Editions as it gives you content portability for your protected books, whether on Digital Editions or the supported device.
After connection, the device appears in the library section. You can transfer items to and from the device just as you do with bookshelves in your library. You can read books that are on your device or your own computer.
Note: Do not disconnect the device while transferring library items to or from your computer.