Open acsm file

acsm file icon Did your computer fail to open acsm file? We explain what acsm files are and recommend software that we know can open your acsm files.

What is acsm file?

Files with acsm file extension can be found as sort of purchase tickets for an e-book meant for the Adobe Digital Editions digital content management platform.

acsm file description

The acsm file extension is most likely best known for its use for one of the default files in Adobe Digital Editions.

Adobe Content Server Message (*.acsm) files are used to manage and download digital content, mostly e-books, but can also be used for some other digital content as well.

The acsm files contain all the information to download and activate digital content that they represent. They are also used as a form of digital content authorization, much like a DRM license that is used for music and video media.

Basically, this format is used as some sort of  a purchase ticket (a key) that allows you to download e-books. In Digital Editions you can find the path to the book in the Item Info dialog.

Content Server 4 protected e-books can not be opened in either Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader and can only be opened in Digital Editions.

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Software that will open acsm file

Adobe Digital Editions

Electronic book viewer based on Flash, a successor to Adobe eBook Reader

Adobe Digital Editions for Mac

Mac version of Adobe's free e-book viewer and manager

Adobe Creative Cloud

Latest, subscription based productivity suite from Adobe

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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