So, downloaded a library book to my Macbook - .acsm file. When I try to import to ADE I get the E_AUTH_BAD_DEVICE_KEY_OR_PKCS12 message.
From reading the forums, I try to deauthorise and re-authorise my computer. Doesn't work. I get a message saying UNABLE TO ERASE AUTHORIZATION. TRY AGAIN AFTER SOME TIME.
OK, search the forums again and find a file somewhere in the bowels of my macbook that I need to erase (activation.dat) in order to deauthorize and reauthorize. I try and find it, and when I go to users>>library>>application support>>adobe there is no folder for Adobe Digital Editions! No idea where this activation.dat file is, can't find it if I search in spotlight either.
So, then I try on a Windows computer. I'm able to get the .acsm file into ADE, and I can open and read the book in ADE. BUT when I move it into my Kobo and try and open it on the ereader I get a "Your eReader is not authorized to open this book...you need to re-import the book using Adobe Digital Editions" message. Even though ADE on the Windows laptop is authorized to my library account. When I try to deauthorize on the windows laptop, I get the same unable to erase authorisation message. I'm beginning to think that I'm cursed.
I'm kind of losing my mind over here - I thought it was supposed to be easy to get books from the library onto my eReader but joke's on me