A file named ‘urllink.acsm’

Instead of the eBook I expected, I downloaded a file named ‘urllink.acsm’.  What should I do?

If you have Adobe Digital Editions installed, you can open the ‘urllink.acsm’ file as follows…

  1. Right-click the ‘urllink.acsm’ file.
  2. Select ‘Open With’, and choose ‘Adobe Digital Editions’.
  3. Click ‘OK’
    Adobe Digital Editions opens and downloads the eBook.

To ensure that Adobe Digital Editions opens ‘urllink.acsm’ files automatically in the future, you can adjust your computer’s file associations. The steps taken to adjust file associations vary by operating system…

On Windows 7 and Windows Vista…

  1. Click Start > Control Panel > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
    The ‘Associate a file type of protocol with a program’ window is displayed.
  2. Under the ‘Extensions’ heading, select ‘.acsm’ and click the ‘Change program…’ button.
    The ‘Open With’ dialog box is displayed.
  3. Click the ‘Browse…’ button.
    A second ‘Open With’ dialog box is displayed.
  4. Browse to ‘C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions and select ‘digitaleditions.exe’.
  5. Click ‘Open’.
    Adobe Digital Editions is now set to open ACSM files.

On Windows XP and Windows 2000…

  1. Open ‘My Computer’ and select Tools > Folder Options.
    The ‘Folder Options’ dialog box is displayed.
  2. Select the ‘File Types’ tab.
  3. Select ‘.acsm’ and click the ‘Change’ button.
    A list of programs is displayed.
  4. Select ‘Adobe Digital Editions’.
  5. Click ‘OK’.
    Adobe Digital Editions is now set to open ACSM files.

On Mac®…

  1. Control-click the ‘urllink.acsm’ file and select ‘Get Info’.
    The ‘urllink.acsm Info’ window is displayed.
  2. Expand the ‘Open with:’ section and click ‘Other…’.
    A list of programs is displayed.
  3. Select ‘Adobe Digital Editions’.
  4. Check the ‘Always Open With’ checkbox.
  5. Click the ‘Add’ button.
  6. Close the ‘urllink.acsm Info’ window.
    Adobe Digital Editions is now set to open ACSM files.