12-01-2010 06:04 PM
I went through all the steps to download ADE, activated both my computer and my Nook, and successfully checked out a book from the elibrary. I can open and read it fine on my Mac. I was able to place the book on my Nook but every time I try to read the book I get the error: "User not activated".
I've tried everything. Someone please help me!
03-06-2011 01:52 AM
As a Mac user these combined instructions from another string in the forums here is what fixed it for me.
Key was unhiding the hidden folders. I was only deleting one of the TWO folders that need to be reset. We can't see the first one listed below. Therefore I wasn't getting the automatic pop-up box to activate device.
It works if you do this:
1) Use these instructions (http://www.macworld.com/article/51830/2006/07/show
2) Plug your NOOK into your computer. Navigate to the NOOK drive and delete the folders '.adobe-digital-editions' and 'Digital Editions'.
3) Start Digital Editions with the NOOK still plugged in. Adobe Digital Editions launches and detects the eBook device. The 'Device Setup Assistant' dialog box is displayed.
4) Click 'Authorize Device'. Adobe Digital Editions activates the eBook device. You can now transfer DRM-protected Adobe eBooks to the device.
5) Note that both Adobe Digital Editions and the eBook device must be activated with the same Adobe ID to transfer DRM-protected Adobe eBooks to the device.
6) You should get a "nook" entry in Adobe Digital Editions' left column. Drag e-books from your Digital Editions library (right column) to the "nook" entry in the left column.
11-22-2012 02:41 PM
I so appreciate finding this, thank you! I've been wrangling with this for a ridiculous amount of time.
Sadly the Macworld article is no longer available. There are numerous places online to find ways to unhide your Mac files, but I liked this one: http://www.macinstruct.com/node/411.
11-24-2012 11:41 PM
It's been over a year since you wrote this solution, but I just wanted to say how helpful it has been! Thank you!!!
02-16-2013 02:16 PM
These instructions work (), but the link for instructions on how to find and be able to delete the hidden file is broken.
These are instructions for viewing hidden files using Launchpad's Terminal:
Show Hidden Files on your Mac
Launch the Terminal and enter these commands exactly as shown. The first command activates the ability to see the hidden files:
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
Now you must relaunch the Finder by killing it, this is how the changes take effect:
If you want to hide hidden files again (those preceded with a .) and go back to the default Mac settings, you can just type the following:
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
Again you will need to kill the Finder so that it can relaunch for changes to take effect:
That’s all there is to it!
For the Nook, a temporary option for viewing hidden files (SHIFT-COMMAND-PERIOD) does not allow you to delete them.
02-24-2013 01:42 PM
Thank you so much for the troubleshooting tips! After working on trying to resolve this for hours through tips on Adobe's website, I was lost, and was truly getting frustrated until I discovered your message! What a relief!