AI displays the START SCREEN on opening the file and the document view do not switches (refreshes) the file content.
When trying to open an existing file while Illustrator is closed, the software will lag and then hang on the opening screen. The file appears to be opened in the background, but there's no way to access or see it. The opening screen will give options to open additional files or create a new one (as usual) but when trying to do either, nothing will open and no New File Options menu will appear.
Everything will work normally only if I open Illustrator first and then the file.
This happens will every file I've tried, so this isn't an issue of corruption.
Apologies for the delay in responding back on this issue. In this thread there are multiple issues being discussed & if your issue is not similar to the below two issues then you need to create a new User Voice thread for that:
1. On opening a file in Illustrator the START SCREEN do not gets dismissed and the file’s content is not visible.
2. While working on a file and opening a new one the document view sticks to the old file and do not switches to the new file artwork.
In both the cases all the panels gets refreshed as per the artwork in the last opened file.
If you are encountering the above two issues with the latest version of Illustrator (23.0.4 on MAC & 23.0.3 on WINDOWS) then please drop an email at email@example.com along with this thread link so that we can isolate the issue further and get to the root cause of this.
With Best Regards,
Nick A commented
I have had this problem intermittently for a long time (using Windows 10). Typically, I'll click the icon to start Illustrator, but not open any files just yet. Later on, I drag an SVG file onto the Illustrator icon in the Windows task bar, wait for Illustrator to come to the foreground, then drop the file onto the window header bar at the very top of the Illustrator application. Illustrator locks solid, and has to be killed using Task Manager. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. The file is not at fault, because opening it normally using File > Open works perfectly. It is a fault with the largely pointless, and frequently irritating, home screen.
I am having the same problem. It looks as if it will start and then shows the icon on my taskbar but nothing shows up on my screen. Cannot work on projects for a week now.
This is still a problem with v23.0.4, and getting quite annoying!
I'm officially about to lose my ****. This problem is maddening. Been on with Adobe support 4 times for hours and no one fixed the problem. They deleted all my preferences and made me completely reinstall illustrator. The problem persists.
Mark this ******** incomplete.
@Anish Kumar "Sr. Lead Quality Engineer" please RETRACT your statement as this issue persists.
I have updated to 23.0.3 and am STILL having this problem - as of July 30, 2019.
Getting pretty tired of all the bugs in AI. Still having this problem.. alot!!
Bonnie Retief commented
The files I have opened are showing as open in the "Window" dropdown menu, but I am staring at a blank Illustrator interface screen with only the top menu bar and tools palette showing.
Jariel Jimenez commented
I'm still experiencing issues with this on the latest version of Illustrator.
Luke Redd commented
this is not fixed in 23.03
Same problem here. Suddenly can't open certain files.
Just wanted to chime back in and say this has happened 10 times to me today on the new 23.0.4 release. It's affecting my productivity.
A similar issue happens in 23.0.4. New document windows do not appear. Worse the document window appears to be active on another document. This is the worst release of illustrator I can remember. I'm loosing so much time working, and I'm always under the gun at work. Bad adobe, no cookie.
giovanni, Anonymous, Charles, Quincy and all:
your issue seems to be unrelated to the issue being discussed on this thread. Please allow us to help you, connect with us on any of the other support channels - https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html
no abre ningun archivo en ilustrator,. el programa deja crear y modificar archivos deja guardar perfectoy cerrar el archivo. pero en el momento de abrir de nuevo un documento en cualquier formato el programa se cierra y no lo deja recuperar tampoco
Exactly same thing happened... it's frustrating because not only this is happening many times, it happened during my class demonstrating how to use Illustrator! You're losing future customers Adobe. Fix the bug ASAP PLEASE
El proble aun sigue se ha actualizado el programa abre correctamente deja trabajar guardar etc cerramos el archico y si deseamos abrir el mismo archivo o alguno diferente el se cierra.
Derek Robinson commented
Same problem here. Suddenly can't open certain files. Colleague can open fine on his illustrator. My illustrator gets spinning wheel of death. I restart computer, my file shows up just as everything is closing down. Sooo frustrating!!!!!!
Mark D commented
Updated to that version and now my 3rd party plug in no longer works. Great!
Sorry to say, but not even close to completed, Anish. Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator all have their own issues, but this issue has shown up in all three programs for me. It may plague other software, but these are the three major pain points for me. Others I'm sure, have their own.
I've been an Adobe customer since 1989. Very disappointed with the core products performance over the past 6-9 months. They have been continuously deteriorating.