This file has been modified outside illustrator
After updating to Illustrator 24.0, sometimes when saving a file, I get a popup that says 'this file has been modified outside illustrator. do you want to continue?'
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I still get this alert on an 2019 Intel MacBook Pro, Big Sur 11.4, Illustrator 25.2.3 saving to a Google Drive.
Also to add, this doesn't happen with saving direct to Dropbox or iCloud, just OneDrive.
Ended up here looking for a fix for the 'This file has been modified outside Illustrator' message.
On the current version of Illustrator 25.2.1
Mac OS 11.2.3
I only get this issue when saving to OneDrive.
Also confirming issue still exists. Using version 25.0.1 with Mac 10.15.7
Very annoying. If Adobe can't fix, please explain why.
Philip Byrne commented
It's back again with Illustrator 25.2.
Danny A commented
Confirming this issue still exists. Illustrator 25.1, macOS Big Sur 11.2
I have the same issue as everybody here since I did an update (wished I didn't bothered... very annoying... It take also longer to save than usual and made plenty of space on my hard drive recently.
Could you please fix this bug?
Wes Rand commented
Agreed, starting to see this constantly now after it had disappeared for a while.
I have not had this problem for a few years, but it has now reappeared. I am running Illustrator 25.0 on Mojave 10.14.6.
Hi Illustrator Team,
I've updated to the latest version 25 AI 2021. I'm stilling getting popup that says 'this file has been modified outside illustrator. do you want to continue?'
I didn't have this issue until I updated to Catalina in order to start using CC 2021. Now it happens pretty much every time I save. Thanks.
Saving to MyCloud PR2100. This is very nerving!
Wes Rand commented
Yes, this still seems to be an issue for folders that are backed up to a web service (Google File Stream here.) I don't see it for files that are saved elsewhere.
Still there, connected to OneDrive. Common Adobe, it's just a checkbox.
James Welsh commented
Still getting this error. Google File stream. Mac Catalina.
Mr KC commented
Well I'm running Illustrator V 24.3 and Im still getting the prompt.
Mr KC commented
"This file has been modified outside of illustrator. do you want to continue?"
Been happening for Months, every time I save to OneDrive!
Please just implement a button to turn off this alert! IT's DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!
Also happening on MacBook Pro 2019. Illustrator 24.2.3. Catalina 10.15.6. OneDrive. Agree with Anonymous of May 6 - should at least have an option to option decide if you want Illustrator to ask you about it or not. Come on Adobe, please sort this out.
[Deleted User] commented
Solution on my Mac-System: I was working on the file which was on Google Clouds Stream. Now i saved the .ai on my local drive. Now, when I'm saving the file I don't get this notification anymore...
Kathleen Brunetto commented
Im still getting this error- latest OS latest illustrator and saving to one drive.