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  1. Garbled Video Screen

    I was just starting editing already (deleting parts of an emf file) when the screen became garbled.

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  2. Can't open any files.

    Illustrator won't open any files at all. Every time I try to open one (doesn't matter what file type) it causes the program to turn unresponsive.

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  3. Recent Files Browser Window: Selection state highlights and selects item in row below

    (Same issue as another bug, but adding additional and differing details here:)

    This has happened multiple times, consistently. It isn't a one-off incident.

    Adobe Illustrator CC 23.0.1 / macOS Mojave 10.14.2

    Step 1: Open Illustrator from desktop icon.
    Step 2: Click on a recent file from displayed recent file option thumbnails.

    Expected result: Selected file opens.

    Actual result: The file directly below the one clicked opens (one row down) i.e. selection offset.

    On launch from closed, the cursor selects the file one row below the thumbnail of intended file within the grid, with the hover-highlight activated on this incorrect file.…

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  4. Can't open files from Microsoft Outlook or any other outside source!

    Can't open a file by double clicking on it from an attachment in an email or from explorer or from my desktop etc! Only way round it is to do File > Open when Illustrator which is a reeeeeally slow way of working when you're dealing with multiple files! Pleeeeeeeeeeease fix this :)

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  5. Illustrator v23.01 will not open subsequent vector files via Indesign, Bridge or directly from a folder.

    When I try to "Edit with" in InDesign or open a vector file via Bridge or directly from the folder, it opens the file for the first time on launching the software, however if I try to open files again while Illustrator is up and running, it will not open. I then have to quit Illustrator to open the file. This is counter productive as I have to do this even when i have to make a small edit or move/delete an object. Especially when I'm working on multiple graphs, etc.

    My fix for now is to revert back to…

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. 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

  6. Illustrator crashes as one file opens.

    Opening a file I have been working on, Illustrator crashes just when the window appears after the loading bar disappears. As far as I know, this only happens with this particular file. I can open another file which is much larger.
    This is pretty much a disaster for me.
    I've tried restarting, and closing all other programs. AI still crashes in the same way.
    AI 2019 Mac 10.14.1

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  7. Illustrator keeps crashing when opening files or when creating a new file.

    Like the title says, Illustrator crashes no matter what I do when opening files or when creating a new file. Nothing seems to fix it, a fresh install did nothing as well. Any ideas? got important projects I need to work on =_=.

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  8. OPEN WITH default app

    Since the new update 23.0.1 it is not more possible to start a file default with illustrator.

    i tried several times installing and unistalling illustrator different versions.
    the problem persist.

    after 7 installations of new and old versions, removing all files from regirtry i

    Now i installed both, CC2019 and CC2018, and the same, it is not possible to change starts only default with cc2018.
    (or other apps) but never with CC2019

    i can start only illustarator 2019 with "open with" on this one time way works.

    asus gt752v

    Windows 10 see attached screnshot.

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  9. Can No Longer Open PDF's directly to ILLUSTRATOR

    I just updated to Illustrator 2019 and I can no longer open a PDF into it from Bridge. Even if they were created in Illustrator. Some will open, but I have to close any other projects within Illustrator for them to open at all.

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  10. Opening File with Missing Fonts Crashes because of Missing Fonts Dialog

    When opening a file sometimes the missing font dialog pops up and it crashes Ai, the dialog stays white/unload and causes Ai to crash

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  11. 1. I recently install the update for Illustrator CC on a Mac with OS version 10.13.6. 2. When I attempt open files created with the previous

    1. I recently install the update for Illustrator CC on a Mac with OS version 10.13.6. 2. When I attempt open files created with the previous version I get the popup message "Cannot open the illustration. When I click OK the file opens wi
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  13. Illustrator 22.1 hangs on start; reinstall only fix I can find

    I have a late 2013 Mac Pro, running OS 10.13.5. This problem started about 2 months ago for no apparent reason. When I'm done with Illustrator for the day, I'll quit the application. It may be a couple of days before I have to re-enter illustrator. Most of the time this works, but now, randomly, upon clicking on the application on the launch bar, the splash screen comes up and then the app appears to load, but no start window appears. The illustrator menu bar is there, but is grayed out and you can mouse over the menu bar options…

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  14. Missing Layers

    Opened my document this morning and all the correct layers were there, closed out because I made no changes so there was nothing to save. reopened my document again all my layers were gone! only showing the orginal base image. Help

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  15. I cannot open my illustrator almost nine months,and I tried every suggestions,I need refund.

    I cannot open my illustrator almost nine months,and I tried every suggestions,I need refund.

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  16. The software is glitching and refusing to open certain Illustrator files.

    I have to quit and open the software multiple times before I can get one file to open in this latest update.

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  17. Installation Failure

    When I downloaded Adobe on my Asus Computer, it will load Illustrator and then after a small time period. I will receive the message saying that there was an installation failure. It will also say something such as "Error Code P204".

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  18. Opening AI and PS at the same time seems to destroy AI

    Opening AI and PS at the same time seems to destroy AI.

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  19. separator preview

    everytime I open CC2018 I get a dialog box where I need to disable the "separator preview" plug-in

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  20. Error message while launching Illustrator CC 2018

    This message in German occurs while launching Illustrator 2018. After saying OK, a fragmentary Applikation displays, which is not operational. It is completely buggy and blocks even Finder until it is being quit.
    "This process can't be completed, because an unknown message has occurred. [CANT]"
    I have to work with the 2017 version.

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