Batch convert to AI format
I would appreciate a way to batch convert multiple vector files (eps, svg, etc.) to .ai format.
I get a lot of eps files, and I would like to convert them to Illustrator files all at once without having to open them individually and saving them one at a time. I thought this used to be possible in Bridge, but I can't find anyone else who remembers this.
Illustrator is able to batch actions for a specified folder.
Open one SVG (or any other format) file.
Open Actions panel.
Create a new action (it also start recording it).
Run Save As and choose .ai format. Save the file.
Stop the action.
Then open the Actions panel’s flyout menu and locate Batch command (the very last item).
Make sure you have the correct set and the action chosen.
Choose the folder which have the files you want to convert to .ai
Specify all other options. You can also force another folder here — otherwise Ai will use the same folder you used to save the file while recording the action.
Hit OK and just let Ai to open and resave all the files one by one automatically for you.
Please reply back if it works.