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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
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  • Yaris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ashutosh, creating a new thread for this particular issue is very deceitful I will be posting this on various forums to show how disrespectful and inconsiderate Adobe employees are, this is a bug and Not a feature.

  • dieppham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    i found fixed. this bug clear as
    General ---> Select same tint %
    ok save location folder

  • Rich Harris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am wasting as much as an hour per day when I export a file. I expect the file to export (by default) to the same folder in which the original file is located.

    Illustrator always used to work in this common sense way. What happened?

    Please get this fixed. My time is money, and I am wasting 40 hours per year due to this bug.

    To be clear, this is clearly a bug, not a "feature."

  • Manuel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, my entire design team have all struggled to adapt to this, some form of an update would be helpful.

    The purpose of the feature requests section is to engage with the community, if the user base is not updated with progress or ETA I wonder whether it is relevant to have this feature section at all.

  • Matt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Ashutosh, what's the story? This is a nightmare for your professional users.

  • Jake commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Judging by all the comments here and the lack of any real update on any of the feature requests, I wonder if this will ever be addressed.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hope there is an update soon. This is really annoying =[
    AI file & their export should always stick together...

  • Patty commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This really has disrupted our work flow, an update would be much appreciated.

  • Mearl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Here's a temporary trick until this is fixed.
    Before saving a copy, do SAVE AS. Go through the OKs of overwriting until you get the Illustrator Options pop up. This is the window where you can change versions to save as.
    Don't hit ok. This will overwrite your file and waste time but still work. Hit ESC instead.
    Now when you do SAVE COPY it will be in the correct folder.

    Still not as fast as before. But a lot faster than finding the right folder every time.

  • Gerald commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This should be a simple fix, please could someone provide an update.

  • AnnMarie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    CHANGE IT BACK!!! That or make it an option. I keep exporting files to the wrong folder because it's exporting to the last folder used vs the folder that the original .ai or .eps file is in. WORST change idea. FIX IT!!!

  • Mike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed. Need this fixed ASAP. Driving me crazy as I do this for various products all day long that are in different folders across the board.

  • Ana Vogel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please bring back this old feature, or at least make it part of the preferences so someone can decide which way works best for their workflow. It is making me NUTS!!!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Illustrator used to automatically export to the same location as the file. After the 2018 update it exports to the last exported location. I'm not sure if this was an intentional change or not. The way it works currently is a workflow speed bump.

  • Juna commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Silver lining: I found a way to Downgrade my team to 2017 while we wait for this TERRIBLE bug fix. (It's not a feature, Adobe...) . THANKS

  • Mike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed with all below, absolutely worst idea, please revert to the original way of saving files.

  • oh boy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is one of the most frustrating workflow changes to 'Save as Copy...' to date. Please for the love of all things holy make a change like this with a preference checkbox. This isn't a simple, if slightly annoying, keystroke adjustment.

  • SH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    Can anyone from Adobe provide an ETA on this please, this is really an important function.

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