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I bought a Kobo Touch, but I use linux as my desktop OS. For that reason I am trying to streamline the process of getting Ebooks from the local library but being able to transfer them to by kobo.

I hate being forced to use Windows but since the ebooks have DRM encryption, it can't be avoided. <p>The purpose of this procedure is not to enable piracy, it is to remove proprietary bits from data which I have legitimate ownership to.</p><p>1. Install the Kobo Desktop software in Windows</p><p>2. Install the Adobe Digital Editions software in Windows</p><p>3. Install Calibre in Windows</p><p>4. Download the tools bundle and install the deDRM plugin into calibre</p><p><uri strref=“”/></p><p>5. Add a DRM epub into calibre, and verify that you can view it in calibre - meaning that the DRM has been removed by the plugin - and more importantly that the calibre-adeptkey.der has been generated from the Adobe DE installation</p><p>6. You can now boot back into linux, install calibre and the same deDRM plugin into calibre</p><p>7. Copy the calibre-adeptkey.der from your Windows installation into your .config/calibre/ directory</p>

ian@ian-D505 ~/.config/calibre $ cp /windows/Documents\ and\ Settings/Ian/Application\ Data/calibre/calibre-adeptkey.der .

8. Add a DRM epub book to linux calibre and it should now work to decrypt the book

ian@ian-D505 ~ $ calibredb add The_Seven_Spiritual_Laws_of_Superheroes.epub 
IneptEpub: Using libcrypto.                                                                                                                                                                              
IneptEpub: Calibre configuration directory = /home/ian/.config/calibre                                                                                                                                   
IneptEpub: Keyfile calibre-adeptkey.der found in config folder.                                                                                                                                          
IneptEpub: Encryption successfully removed.                                                                                                                                                              
Backing up metadata                                                                                                                                                                                      
Notifying calibre of the change
calibreonlinuxfordrme-books.txt · Last modified: 2020/02/13 22:55 (external edit)

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