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Digital Editions 4.5 won't open, Windows 7

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Jan 22, 2016

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I purchased a text book in ebook form and the only program they allow to open it is Adobe Digital Editions. When I downloaded Digital Editions 4.5 the installation happened without a problem, but trying to actually open the program is impossible. Nothing even happens. So after research online and quite a few attempts to work around this problem or maybe download an older version, my last effort was to post to the forms. None of those options fixed my problem. Now after many installs and uninstalls I've turned to here. Two weeks into my semester and I haven't been able to read the book, I should've spent a little bit more and had the physical book mailed to me, figured this would've been easier and cheaper. Guess not...

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Digital Editions 4.5 won't open, Windows 7

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Jan 22, 2016

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I purchased a text book in ebook form and the only program they allow to open it is Adobe Digital Editions. When I downloaded Digital Editions 4.5 the installation happened without a problem, but trying to actually open the program is impossible. Nothing even happens. So after research online and quite a few attempts to work around this problem or maybe download an older version, my last effort was to post to the forms. None of those options fixed my problem. Now after many installs and uninstalls I've turned to here. Two weeks into my semester and I haven't been able to read the book, I should've spent a little bit more and had the physical book mailed to me, figured this would've been easier and cheaper. Guess not...

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LEGEND ,
Jan 25, 2016

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Right click on Digital Edition and choose run as admin.

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Jan 25, 2016 3
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Mar 11, 2016

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I'm on Windows XP ans have a similar issue. O have tried an older version, after experiencing trouble with the later ones but nothing changes: I get a message like "an error has occurred while opening the program" and it won't open. Please help. I tried installing the app on my mobile phone but it's not available for my device.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 11, 2016

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Digital Edition 4.5 are to new for Windows 10. Should install 2.0 or 1.7.3.

Adobe Digital Editions downloads

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Mar 11, 2016 1
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Mar 11, 2016

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I have installed 4.5 on my computer (Windows 7) because it kept popping up about updating the program.

But now it won't open the program. I have tried removing it, restarting my computer and reinstalling the program. But nothing has happened. It doesn't even pop with with an error-message - Nothing at all happens.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 14, 2016

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Have you try: Right click on Digital Edition and choose run as admin.

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New Here ,
Mar 14, 2016

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I did try that and it still did not work.

I have removed 4.5 and installed 3.0 which is working.

Do you know when I'll be able to use 4.5?

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Now. But I am pleased that it comes with 3.0.

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Mar 14, 2016

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Now? So there isn't a problem with 4.5?

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LEGEND ,
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Sorry make i mistake. I mean no. The 4.5 Version seems have any problems.

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Similar problem in Windows 10... Used to work until recently.. Tried running as admin... Also reinstalled... Updated Windows... nothing works.. Windows seeks permission for DE to make changes to the computer.. but then nothing happens..

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Same. Windows 10 and nothing work - even trying Run as Admin. Did work for 2 days then nothing. Bizzare

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I've had the same issue with version 4.5 but I have been able to open it with 'Run as Administrator.' Creating a shortcut with option to run as administrator set does not even work. I must right-click on launch tile and select 'Run as administrator' from the 'More' menu. I am running Windows 10 with the Anniversary update.

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Same problem with Windows 10. It worked for a few days.... Any clue?

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I finally got ADE 4.5.2 to work on my Windows 7 computer. After trying everything here and on another thread, I deleted ADE, moved my entire My Digital Editions folder to an external drive, reinstalled ADE without using the Migrate function and it worked. I have downloaded 2 Overdrive books from the library.

However, all the books that had been downloaded from the library before this mess happened will not download again. If I transfer them from My Digital Editions to ADE they will not open. I will either have to wait to get back on the hold list or read them with Overdrive Read, stuck sitting at my desk.

And there is no way to return the books checked out before this mess to the library early so I can't even put them back on hold until they expire in 1 - 20 days.

I am seriously unhappy with both ADE and Overdrive, both the products and the lack of useful help.

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After trying everything else, this finally helped - thanks for posting!

for the books you already downloaded, you might try moving the files to a different folder and then click and drag it into ADE - that's worked for me in the past.

You can also re-download the books from your library and see if the new copy will open.

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I have finally found solution:

1) Delete: My Digital Editions folder localed in Documents

2) Reinstall Digital Editions 4.5

3) Open software and you will see that is not showing window, I've noticed that is minimized, so make click in Digital Editions button (taskbar) and press in your keyboard Alt + (Spacebar), you'll see an option to RESTORE, press letter that is underlined and Digital Editions 4.5 should display in your screen again.

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