Troubleshooting PDFescape Desktop Activation

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This article outlines the different troubleshooting options available when PDFescape Desktop does not activate. After you download the application you will need to login to your account and activate the application by linking the installed program to your account.

You will need to have PDFescape Desktop installed on your computer before you can activate it. You can download it here.

  1. Open up a PDF file.

    If you do not have a PDF file open, you will see that most of the functionality in the application is still completely greyed out.

    PDFescape Desktop features are greyed out

    After the PDF is opened in PDFescape Desktop, the features will become usable.

    PDFescape Desktop active features

    In the event PDFescape Desktop is not activated, proceed to the next step.

  2. Hit the account refresh button.

    There may be a short delay before the PDFescape Desktop is actually activated. Inside the application, there is a refresh button. Pressing this will force the communication between the program and our activation system.

    Click on your name in the top right corner. Then click the refresh button.

    Click on your name then refresh

    In the event PDFescape Desktop is not activated, proceed to the next step.

  3. Reset the activation token.

    The last thing you can try, is to reset your activation. First you will need to sign out of PDFescape Desktop.

    Click your name in the top right corner and choose Sign Out.

    Sign out of PDFescape Desktop account

    You will need to sign in again.

    Click Sign In, and then SIGN IN again.

    Sign In again

    Login to your PDFescape account.

    Login to PDFescape

    Click on Having Trouble once you have logged in.

    Click Having Trouble?

    Choose Click Here under Switching Computers? Was your account compromised?

    Click Click Here for a new token

    This will reset your activation, allowing you to start again fresh. Simply click on Activate PDFescape Desktop to activate PDFescape Desktop.

    Click Activate PDFescape Desktop

    You will see this window as PDFescape Desktop activates again.

    PDFescape Desktop activation window

    In the event PDFescape Desktop is not activated, proceed to the next step.

  4. Contact Support.

    In the event PDFescape Desktop still has not activated, you will need to contact a support representative. Click here to get more help.