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Win 7 won't recognize file extension .epub

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#1 Astrovel


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 01:13 PM

I'm having trouble with my Win 7 computer that won't recognize an .epub file even though it is listed in the file extension list. I installed Adobe Digital Editions to be able to read an ebook. The ebook is in my computer but when I try to read it, I get an error message that says that file extension is not recognized. I go into File index and .epub is a listed file extension. I know it can't be within Adobe Digital Editions because that is a normal and often used file extension.


I hate Windows 7 and so does my DH. It is his computer that is causing the problem. I am thinking very seriously about formatting the hard drive and re-installing WIN XP.   :killcomp:


Meantime, can anyone walk me through how to fix this problem?  

Thank you so much for helping a couple of old beat up senior citizens, both in wheel chairs and are technically challenged!!  LOL     :smash: :bananas:

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 01:33 PM

When I double click an epub file I also get an error saying no program is associated with epub but I can open them in an epub reader. 


For Chrome I installed the Readium extension. After install type chrome://apps in the address bar and click on Readium. Click the + icon and browse to your epub file. I have not tried Calibre yet. You may want to see if it meets your needs.

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 02:53 PM




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