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How to deauthorize manually with a mac

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Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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Hi all,

I just got this from support and it was something I couldn't find in the forums:


Your authorization file will need to be manually deleted.
You need to delete out a few registry keys to clear the activation for ADE. You must have administration authority.On Windows it can be found here:
Open Windows Registry by using the command prompt and typing 'regedit' or by opening the start menu and searching for 'regedit'.
Search for the following folder:
The 'Activation' folder can be entirely deleted.
On Mac it can be found here:
In Finder, find the 'Go' option on the menu bar and click 'Go to folder' and type the following in:~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Digital Editions/
Delete the activation.dat file within the 'Digital Editions' folder.
Restart ADE and it should be deactivated at this point. You should be good to sign back in.







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