Kobo DRM Removal, Remove DRM from Kobo Vox EPUB PDF Files

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After purchasing eBooks on Kobo books store,  you may want to share them with your wife, friends, or read them on your other devices. But you can't share them because the purchased books are protected by Adobe DRM. It feels like the books is Kobo Vox Reader's but not yours.

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Following this guide, you can really own the books you purchased and share the books with anybody and read them on any eReader, even print the pages out if you like.

 Kobo books store

As default, purchased ePUB books can be read on any Adobe DRM supported devices. The following eReaders can read books from the Kobo Store in EPUB format. New eReaders are introduced all the time, though, so this list may not be complete.

Note: You'll need free software called Adobe Digital Editions to transfer your Kobo books to your eReader.

Kobo eReader
Kobo Vox
Kobo Wireless eReader
Sony PRS-300 Reader Pocket Edition
Sony PRS-505 Reader Digital Book
Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition
Sony PRS-700BC Reader Digital Book
Aluratek Libre eBook Reader Pro
Asktak (EZ Reader, EZ Reader Pocket Pro, Mentor)
Barnes & Noble Nook
BeBook (One, Mini)
Bookeen (Cybook Opus, Gen 3)
COOL-ER Classic
Elonex eBook 600
HanLin eBook (V3, V5)
IREX Digital Reader 1000S
Neolux NUUT
Sharper Image literati
Sharper Image LookBook

So, if you just want to read the books on one of these eReaders, you do not need to remove ePUB DRM, but transfer ePUB books directly. 


Remove DRM from Kobo eBooks

1. Download .acsm files from Kobo website

Visit your Kobo library, where you can see all the purchased books. On the right side of the cover, there are "Download EPUB" and "ADOBE DRM EPUB" buttons. Clicking "ADOBE DRM EPUB" button you can download an .acsm file, which is the key to get a complete EPUB book.

2. Install ADE and convert acsm to EPUB

Install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE), and authorize your copy.

Drag the .acsm file into ADE, and you will see the EPUB book is being downloaded.

3. Install Adobe ePub&PDF DRM Removal.

Kobo DRM Removal

The software automatically scans your Adobe Digital Edition's content folder and imports all the books if you want. And all the imported books will be immediately decrypted.

When the process has been finished, you can right click on an item and choose "Explore output folder", where saves the DRM-free books.

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Before decryption, please make sure you can read them in Adobe Digital Editions, which is very important for your successful decryption.

If you can't find the EPUB ebook, open Adobe Digital Editions and find the path in the properties of the ebook.

3. Transfer the books to devices.

Now, the books have no limitations, so you can print or read them on any ePUB supported device.

Frequently Asked Questions after Kobo drm removed
Q: How to convert and transfer Kobo eBooks to Kindle

A: The most simple and efficient way is to use our most powerful porduct Epubor Ultimate Converter, which can convert the DRM protected Kobo eBooks to Kindle format. Then you have 3 ways to transfer DRM free Kobo eBooks to Kindle

Q: Can I borrow/lend Kobo eBooks to share with my friends?

A: Unlike Kindle and Nook, so far at least, Kobo has no intention to implement the "Borrowing / Lending" features.

If you want to share your Kobo eBooks with your friends, you can only remove the DRM then send the copy to him/her. This is the only way in which you can do it. For how to remove the DRM from Kobo eBooks please scroll up and read that part carefully.



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01/15/2012 01:33:42
After multiple attempts and while logged in as an Administrator, with a password, I'm still unable to install Adobe Digital Editions. Any suggestions? It seems that all the removal tools are dependent on ADE. Are there other DRM that affect ePub books for Kobo?
01/15/2012 09:43:00
Kobo books is only support Adobe DRM, you must read books on ADE, then use Kobo DRM Removal to decrypt ebook.
01/28/2012 20:13:38
I have Adobe Digital Editions and can save books on my Kobo Touch no problem, as well, I can drop books onto my grandmother's Kobo, so this is great.  My problem is that Adobe Digital Editions does not recognize the Kobo Vox (it doesn't show up as an option on the left hand side to ADE). So I d/l Caliber and copied all of my ebooks over.  Caliber recognized the Vox no problem, but when I sent the books to the ereader, there was a problem with the import and none of the books will open. It says that they are DRM protected. Please help...
02/23/2012 11:57:08
I have purchased 12 books from the Kobo store, for my Kobo Vox and I can't transfer them from my PC to the Kobo Vox reader. ADE does not recognize Kobo Vox. There is no icon to drop these books into.
When I purchase a title from my Kobo Vox it is saved with no problem. I will continue to purchase items this way but I really want the titles that I have already paid for and can't  access.
02/24/2012 22:07:15
kobo vox now can't recognize Adobe digital editions,you can transfer your books by saving the output file to a microSD card,then pop the card into the e-reader,or try Calibre.but DRMed books doesn't support transfering,remove drm first
08/27/2012 14:21:20
Kobo says that Kobo Vox books are not compatible with ADE, thereby rendering all my formerly filed ebooks in my ADE library useless. BEWARE!!!
08/27/2012 17:59:44

Don't worry about it. As Kobo official site says, ADE supports all Kobo books. So your books might not be the ADE-supported version.

Just take the following steps.
1. Sign in at Kobo’s official site.
2. Click “MY LIBRARY” on the top navigation bar and you will find all your purchased Kobo books.
3.Click “ADOBE DRM EPUB” on the right side of your book and an ACSM file will be downloaded to your computer.
4. Drag the ACSM file to ADE. The EPUB book will be downloaded to your computer during this process, and make sure you can read it on ADE.

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