How to Deauthorize Adobe Digital Editions

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How to Deauthorize Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Digital Edition software allows you to read books and other publications on up to six computers. (writing book image by AGphotographer from

Adobe Digital Edition is a free electronic book reader that you download onto your computer. The software uses your Adobe user ID to make your books and other digital publications portable, and you may read them on up to six computers at one time. To remove the software from one machine, you should first deactivate your Adobe account. If you purchase a new computer, for example, that means your old computer will no longer count toward your maximum number of authorised machines.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Make sure the computer from which you want to remove Adobe Digital Edition is connected to the Internet.

  2. 2

    Run the Adobe Digital Editions software.

  3. 3

    Press these three keys: CTRL+SHIFT+D if your computer is a PC. Use APPLE+SHIFT+D on a Mac.

  4. 4

    Follow the instructions on the resulting dialogue box to deactivate your software.

Tips and warnings

  • If you are having problems with your Adobe Digital Edition software, try deactivating your account, then reactivating it. Doing so may reset whatever is causing your software issue.

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