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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Font agent 9.6.1

    OS 10.13.6 High Sierra [don't want to upgrade OS yet]
    Illustrator 24.3
    Every time I open a file I get an error messgae saying that my 2015 plug ins need upgrading. Click to upgrade. I don't have 2015 plug ins. Suggestion from font agent is to upgrade Illustrator, can't do that as I don't want to upgrade OS.
    Solution dismiss error message every time, really tedious.
    What else can I do?

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  2. Illustrator 2021 25.1 not opening files

    macOS Big Sur 11.1, Illustrator 25.1

    Double-clicking .ai files in finder launch Illustrator but the actual files do not open. If I drag the files to the Illustrator dock icon(after Illustrator is open) it will open one of the files (trying to open 8 files), then try thru open in File menu and select all 8 files, open a few of them.

    This did not happen until this last update.

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  3. Verification

    I just paid for, and downloaded a new illustrator app three days ago and it's already not working, when I opened the app this morning it asked to verify me, so I added my email, password , it asked for phone number, verified that , no problem. Yet, once it was all done , a blank window with a loading symbol kept popping up every 4 seconds or so for hours, when I try to close the windows my entire app shuts down, I tried everything there is.. but I can't even uninstall the app. I'm really helpless here and…

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  4. Illustrator CC crashes every time i open a file and try to update links. Doesnt crash if i select IGNORE and then update the links from the

    Illustrator CC crashes every time i open a file and try to update links. Doesnt crash if i select IGNORE and then update the links from the links panel

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  5. create new.... unable to open

    create new unable to access

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  6. Illustrator 2020 keep shutting down

    Illustrator 2020 keep shutting down by itself in less than 1 minute after launching it.

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  7. Opening template ruins entire program

    I launch the Illustrator and click on open new template and the entire program freaks out and any of my previous works are cannot be made out

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  8. Adobe apps won't open ; shows gray screen

    All of my Adobe apps (ie. Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) won't open when I try to launch them. They all just open a blank gray page (screenshot attached). The only way I can use the apps is to open a previous file with the .ai, .PSD, etc. file type. How do I resolve this? Is it a bug or virus?

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  9. Illustrator won't open and won't make new files

    My illustrator updated and i installed a mac cleaning app to help purge some After Effect caches and now illustrator wont open

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  10. Empty home screen

    When I open adobe illustrator, NOTHING shows up on my home screen. The only thing I can do is create "new from template." I've reinstalled the app, but the bug still persists. Please help ASAP.

    Attached is a screenshot of the bug.

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  11. Illustrator freezes as soon as it opens

    Each time I try to open the program it freezes as soon as it launches. The screen will load, but remains unresponsive.
    I'm on a windows computer that runs far more demanding programs than this without issue.

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  12. Illustrator 2021 won't initialize on Big Sur

    Illustrator 25.0
    MacOS 11.0.1
    iMac Pro, latest updates of everything. Nothing else running.

    Illustrator forever stuck on "Initializing..."
    Tried uninstalling, including preferences and reinstalling. Won't start.

    2 votes

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  13. The main menu in Adobe Illustrator 2021 has broken.

    The main menu in Adobe Illustrator 2021 has been broken help us fix the home menu at launch start-up system and get to work on killing all computer bugs in this desktop system Windows 10 Good luck!

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  14. Illustrator file showing "text import file" tab

    when i launch my illustrator file, it showing text import file, and i click ok. nothing is shown, just blank artboard.. please help me.. it's my important file :(
    even though the file size is 1MB, but when opened it doesn't show anything

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  15. Big Sur

    Updated Big Sur and Illustrator about the same time one of them is no letting Illustrator open at all, entire day lost

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  16. illustrator 2021 stuck on initializing on mac

    illustrator 2021 stuck on initializing until I restart the whole system on mac. I have the latest version

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  17. V25 won’t launch

    Won’t launch. Crashes during initialization. V24 works fine.

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  18. Illustrator keeps crashing on PC

    Since the latest updates every time I use Illustrator it crashes. A file can be opened but when any tool is used then it stops working. I have tried restarting my computer but still have the same problem.

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  19. Tutorials Won't Load in Illustrator

    I click on a tutorial to launch in Illustrator and the tutorial doesn't appear.

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  20. コピー&ペーストできない

    「別名で保存」を新規フォルダの中にするとき、ファイル名をコピーし、「新規フォルダ」を選択。
    その「新規フォルダ」の名称として先にコピーしたファイル名をペーストすることができない。(もちろん拡張子は抜いてです)

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