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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. illustrator wont open file windows

    I have searched the support site and user voice with no results.

    When I attempt to drag an *.ai file from the explorer window to Illustrator, or when I double click the file, it does not open. When I double click the file, Illustrator opens or switches to the window, my cursor briefly shows the 'thinking' animation but nothing happens.


    • There is no freeze or crash

    • Restart of the application did not fix the issue.

    • File>>Open is the only way I can open files

    • This happens to all files whether created with CC 2019 or earlier versions

    Specs:
    Illustrator CC…

    15 votes
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  2. Can not export to png or jpg

    When I try to export to jpg I get this error that comes up to lower my resolution. I have tried lowering it to 150dpi and still does not work.

    When I try to export to png it comes up with an unknown error "(!now)"

    This is ridiculous as I should be able to export from illustrator at any dpi without these issues as this is an expensive professional product.

    8 votes
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  3. File size growing increasing bloating

    Illustrator 22.0.1 (64bit), Windows 10 64bit (latest version), 64GB RAM, 3.5Ghz 12 core CPU, 2x large SSDs

    As of last week, I have been encountering an issue with file sizes growing larger and larger each time I save. The file grows even when I only move or even delete objects. The larger the file becomes the more it adds with each save, and the slower it becomes. It’s as though it’s doing something like saving history states (although not in any useful way).

    This is a huge problem; the project file I’m currently working on, though modest in complexity (75k…

    7 votes
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  4. Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 is not able to generate PDF-compatible files

    No matter what I do (re-save as a AI, EPS, PDF, check/uncheck 'create PDF compatible file', etc...), if I save as a PDF, the PDF will show up saying "This is an Adobe Illustrator File that was saved without PDF content" etc... Is this a version 2019 bug??? What am I doing wrong?

    6 votes
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  5. Cannot place images. Just updated to latest version

    Totally fails to place any image.

    I have just updated, uninstalled and re-installed and updated my macbook to High Sierra.

    Macbook Pro mid-2015

    6 votes
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  6. Can't save preview - error notice |

    after simply saving an illustration
    i get this error.
    It seems i get it across both my systems
    uninstalled and reinstalled illustrator (AiCC18)
    i still get it...
    seems to not affect the files them selves...(all seems well)
    Just seems to be a bit anoying...

    kai

    6 votes
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    The issue seems to be file corruption, our support should be able to recover some of the information when you contact them. A file normally corrupts when the disk is not available during file wrote or when Illustrator crashes. We also do not support network drives which is prone to file corruption when writing large files.
    Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  7. Cannot open multiple files


    1. Version 21.1.0 (windows)

    2. Selecting multiple files, right clicking to open all files

    3. Expected results that all files open the same way I have been opening files for years.

    4. Only one file opens and locks illustrator, need to close out program through task manager, restart computer and that sometimes fixes the issue. If not I have to uninstall and reinstall illustrator and that fixes the issue for a day or two.

    6 votes
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  8. Illustrator CC 2017 crashes when i copy paste anything from it

    When i try to copy paste anything from the Illustrator, It crashes.
    1. I use the latest Illustrator CC 2017
    2. For example i draw a cube
    3. I open the Photoshop as well
    4. Back to Illustrator and copy the cube and try to paste into the photoshop but the Illustrator crashes.
    5. I reinstall it and rebooted the PC of course but nothing changes
    6. Honestly if i push the "CTRL-C" within Illustrator it crashes asap, so i cannot copy/paste anything within the AI.

    6 votes
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  9. "open recent file" is stuck on old files.

    recent files reverts back to the same old files every time I open illustrator.

    5 votes
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  10. Could not read file because the plug in did not understand this file

    Hi,

    Illustrator was working fine, suddenly crashed and now says: 'Could not read the file because the plugin did not understand this file' everytime I try to launch.

    I had alot of vectors on the document and several artboards and copies of work, some complex shapes and masks ect. Some of the some of the shapes which were masks in groups were clipping images, some of these clipping mask groups had been copied across documents and had missing links, which may be part of the problem.

    Upon launching Illustrator a dialogue box appears and asks to 'replace' or 'ignore' the…

    5 votes
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  11. Unable to activate fonts because "Not signed in" even though I am signed in!

    I am trying to open an Illustrator file that has two fonts which are not installed on my computer.

    When I open the file, a dialog comes up and I click the "Find Fonts" button. However, it gives me an error saying that I am not signed in (see attachment "not signed in").

    I am not able to click the Help menu option because the Find Font dialog window does not allow me to focus on the main window.

    When I close the Find Font dialog, I check the help menu to discover that I am, in fact signed in!…

    5 votes
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  12. Saving issue - the error box pops up...

    I was using CC 2017 and went to save my file and a box popped up that said

    "This printer driver is not supported by Illustrator"

    I clicked okay and it let me go back to working. When I went to save again the same thing popped up. I updated to CC 2018 and when the program opened this same message popped up.

    It seems to still let me work in the program, but when I go to save the screen goes black and freezes the program for about 20-30 seconds

    5 votes
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  13. Illustrator taking forever to save

    Version 23.0.4 taking forever to save relatively small files- not sure what's going on but this problem began this week and persists after reinstall.

    help!

    4 votes
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  14. Intermittently, Illustrator does NOT save the file.

    Intermittently, when I save a file (using Ctrl-S or File > Save), the existing file is NOT saved. This has caused me to lose work.

    The Illustrator UI thinks that the file has been saved - the File > Save option is greyed out. When I look in the file's location on disk, the existing file shows an older file date and time; the last time it saved successfully. There is a new file with the expected date and time and the extension "t".

    I can do a "Save As" which works. I can make some trivial changes…

    4 votes
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  15. CC降存CS3工作區域不見

    自升級為CC2018後,將檔案降存為CS3版本後,再開啟CS3版的檔案時,原本的工作區域會只剩下工作區域1,其他都只剩工作區域參考線,這是以前未出現的問題。
    1)而後嘗試改回CC2017還是有一樣的問題。
    2)CC2018降存CS6並無此問題。

    4 votes
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  16. The autosave in illustrator

    The autosave in illustrator make system very busy and crushed illustrator, after restart file usually broken, has just part information (links broken, part of assets absent) or file start to be not rideable at all.

    4 votes
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  17. Can't open .dwg files all of a sudden

    Ai CC 2019 - Can no longer open dwg files - the error is "unknown file format" the old work around used to be to save the .dwg & all xref's to a 2010 version and it would open. Super frustrating as this has occurred in the middle of a project. How to get the dwg's compatible again?

    3 votes
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  18. PNG export broken

    I receive an error every time I try to export a PNG from any file. Other export formats work without a problem.

    Working on a Macbook Pro with MacOS Mojave running the latest version of Illustrator (updated this morning).

    3 votes
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  19. Illustrator refuses to become default program when opening .svg files

    Illustrator refuses to become default program when opening .svg files. I've tried "Open with another program" in the "Open with" context menu option. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling. I've tried installing 2017. I've tried regedit. It just won't take.

    3 votes
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  20. Illustrator does not open files or create new files; macOS High Sierra 10.13.3

    I'm running Illustrator CC 2019 on a MacBook running High Sierra 10.13.3 I cannot open files or create new files at all.

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