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Export JPG/PNG(any format) in same folder of AI file (like before)

Hello, since update (CC 2018 22.0.0), when I do file>export> as jpeg, the file location is the last used and not the same as the AI file just open.

This can seems not important for you, but I do this 40x per day and now it's a waste of time. In CC 2017 this was ok.

I have to browse all the folders on local network .. to find my folder and it's boooooring.

There is no setting for this in preferences.

Thank you for your help.

(we are a infographist team and all complains about this.)

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We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 22.1.
Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

Warm Regards,
Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
Adobe. Make It an Experience.


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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Since the last update (Nov 1, 2017) - when I go to export my AI as a PNG, I'm forced to browse to the folder the AI file is saved in if I have opened another file before the export process has begun.

    For example:

    I am creating a file called "sample file". I save it to the folder I want it to be in.

    While I'm working on the file, I need an element that exists in another file, "old file", so I open that to copy it.

    I continue working on "sample file" and save the changes.

    Now when I want to export it, I'm taken do the directory of "old file", instead of the one that "sample file" is saved in.

  • Ramon J commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello, I have the latest update 22.1, still no export function in any format. I have uninstalled AI and Creative Cloud and reinstalled, nothing changed. I have deleted the Prefs file, still no export function. Please contact me so we can get this resolved. Thank you, Ramon

  • Pēteris Kārkliņš commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree. I don't use export for screens just because of this. I like, when export understands what I'm working on and exports presets in relative folder.

  • Mick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is still very broken.

    I'm on Ai v22.1 on Windows 10. When I Export for Screens my expected workflow is that the export to: folder would be the last folder I exported to in that file, same with the prefix.

    Instead what is happening is the prefix and folder is persisting regardless what file I am in. This is very sloppy & not intuitive at all.

    The old export system was fantastic and yet now I feel like I'm constantly changing folders and prefixes for simple exports. Why not at least have a setting for power users to enable this again?!

    In its current form it is infuriating.

  • I don't care really commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I changed my workflow and folder structures to accomodate for the behavior pre 22.1 and now I have to change it again.
    The next time the UX expertZzZ at Adobe come up with brilliant ideas, instead of changing it for everyone, introduce a setting to let the user control the behavior. Voilà problem solved.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just downloaded the installation of the mentioned update that would solve this system error and the same is still the same way. going to the last folder used. the same still happens to "save a copy".

  • Xaykham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have the same problems. waste time to choose exported folder. please release new built ASAP

  • kate commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have the same problem. It's difficult when i export cos i just find the same folder every time.

    Now It's not FIX.

  • Peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why is it a beta version AGAIN?! It will be a second time, when the fix is - use the beta version! How much will you pay me for beta testing?! We're already paying a lot for the software, and now we even can't have a normal software?! Whole world is paying to participate in beta testing?!
    STOP F***** THINGS UP!

  • Jamie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have the same problem, such a waste of time trying to figure out where it saved a file to... I see the link above " https://adobe.ly/1o2SDsg " but I don't see anything titled "Adobe Illustrator CC 22.0.2" to download. Can you please provide more direction?

  • Andre commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I honestly can't believe Adobe ever thought this was a good idea.... Adobe UI/UX design has always been about minimizing redundancy, unnecessary clicks, and BS...yet they go ahead and greenlighht this awful idea.

    As a packaging designer who typically has 20+ files open at once with constant updates being applied (this means exporting a JPEG preview for each for non-designers on my team) this is by far the WORST thing to happen. Who wants to navigate folders OVER and OVER and OVER?! If you're in charge of hundreds of packages in various folders, it's an utter waste of time.

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