How to deauthorize and reauthorize digital editions

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Feb 21, 2016

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Need to deauthorize and reauthorize digital editions so overdrive will download. This seems to be the only way to get going again after their latest update and has worked with my other devices. Can't find how to do this on digital editions on my laptop so I can drag to my nook.

Windows:

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Press Control+Shift+D to deauthorize Adobe Digital Editions.
  3. Select Erase Authorization.
  4. Click OK and quit Adobe Digital Editions.


Macintosh:

  1. quit Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Navigate to /Users//Library/Application Support/Adobe/Digital Editions and drag the activation.dat file to the trash.
    If you are using 10.7, see Access hidden library files | Mac OS 10.7 and later.
  3. Open Adobe Digital Editions and reauthorize.

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How to deauthorize and reauthorize digital editions

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Feb 21, 2016

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Need to deauthorize and reauthorize digital editions so overdrive will download. This seems to be the only way to get going again after their latest update and has worked with my other devices. Can't find how to do this on digital editions on my laptop so I can drag to my nook.

Windows:

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Press Control+Shift+D to deauthorize Adobe Digital Editions.
  3. Select Erase Authorization.
  4. Click OK and quit Adobe Digital Editions.


Macintosh:

  1. quit Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Navigate to /Users//Library/Application Support/Adobe/Digital Editions and drag the activation.dat file to the trash.
    If you are using 10.7, see Access hidden library files | Mac OS 10.7 and later.
  3. Open Adobe Digital Editions and reauthorize.

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Feb 21, 2016

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Windows:

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Press Control+Shift+D to deauthorize Adobe Digital Editions.
  3. Select Erase Authorization.
  4. Click OK and quit Adobe Digital Editions.


Macintosh:

  1. quit Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Navigate to /Users//Library/Application Support/Adobe/Digital Editions and drag the activation.dat file to the trash.
    If you are using 10.7, see Access hidden library files | Mac OS 10.7 and later.
  3. Open Adobe Digital Editions and reauthorize.

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Feb 22, 2016

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Downloaded latest version of Digital Editions. It now has the deauthorizing option on the drop down menu.

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I authorized without use of my username and password, now I can't put a book on my device and I cannot de-authorize. The hotkeys shortcut doesn't work and the de-authorize on the menu is not available.

I deleted digital editions (because I couldn't find out how to de-install) and when I installed it again it had my original settings.

Is there any way around this or do I have to throw away my laptop and buy a new one, and create a completely bogus new user ID?

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I am having this problem too- very frustrating and I have tried everything.  I hope someone answers this soon so I can get back reading my library overdrive books on me ereader.

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Jun 03, 2017

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I have the same problem.  I cannot open my books, and I just keep getting the error below. 

I cannot erase the authorization.adobe error.jpg

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Jun 03, 2017

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if you do not know your correct password, you cannot de-authorized.   I have tried changing my password and still cannot get into the system to unauthorize.   I un-installed, remove all registration and still goes back to original settings (whatever they were) when downloading again.  I wish I could talk with someone at ADE but when using "chat" I was directed to the forum site for help.  What happened to ADE that I cannot use anymore?????

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Jun 03, 2017

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I enter my password, which is correct, and I still cannot erase the authorization.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 23, 2017

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Do used which operating system?

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Jun 23, 2017

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I reinstalled the older version of ADE, and it's working fine now.

Dennis

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Excellent help! Thank you!

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