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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Artborads erased and layers grouped when opening a file, Illustrator 2020

    Illustrator 2020 (24.0.1), Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6

    Whenever I close a file with multiple artboards and multiple layers, and re-open it, all artboards but one are erased (and renamed to "Artboad1"), and all my layers are grouped into one single layer.

    Even when I fix the file, and save it, the next time I open it, the same thing happens.

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  2. Adobe Illustrator CS6 Keep Crashing on Startup Using Mac Running MacOS Sierra V10.12.6. Can't Find any solution Here

    Adobe Illustrator CS6 Keep Crashing on Startup Using Mac Running MacOS Sierra V10.12.6. Can't Find any solution Here...

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  3. After latest update, Illustrator opens and is half off-screen. It is frozen there and can't be moved or resized, and menus are often missing

    It would be great if the program would open and actually be usable. With half of the program off-screen, and being unable to move or resize it, I can't get my work done.

    Windows 10 Pro, Illustrator V24

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  4. Can't open or create Illustrator files

    Illustrator CC 2019 won't open or create any .ai files since this morning.
    * Double clicking a file causes a crash
    * Opening a file through Menu > Open causes a crash
    * Creating a new file through Create new... causes a crash

    Illustrator asks me to send in a crash report, then closes.

    My system:
    Windows 10 Enterprise, 64 bit
    Version: 1903
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz
    Installed RAM: 8GB (7.90GB usable)

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  5. Adobe Illustrator 23.0.6 Crashes

    Adobe Illustrator 23.0.6 crashes after 2 minutes of launch. Tried reinstalling, restarting the computer but the problem still persists. Trying to install the previous version now :(

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  6. crash after windows update

    Every time since I installed the latest windows update (KB5407453, KB4509096) that I try to open or create a new file adobe illustrator crashes. The crash report is attached.

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    From the looks of it it seems to be crashing with GPU. Here is what I can suggest
    1. TEST: Disable GPU from preference panel and then create a anew document to see if it still crashes
    2. FIX: Update GPU driver – each manufacturer will have a different way to get and install drivers. some help here: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/illustrator-gpu-performance-driver-update.html

    3. IF NOTHING WORKS: 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.

  7. Static screen

    Can you fix the new update of adobe illistrator? I can't use it. Every time I try to create a new file it shows the lines of something similar to a static screen and I'm not able to use it for anything. I really need to be able to use this program for college.

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  8. Illustrator CC v23.0.1 STILL not showing files that were opened by launching program

    This has been an issue that I've experienced for well over a year now and was reported to have been fixed with version 23.0.1, but I updated to that version several months ago and am still to this day experiencing this issue. If you don't already have Illustrator open and launch the program by double-clicking an AI file (or choosing "Edit in Adobe Illustrator" when right-clicking on a link in InDesign), the document in question does not appear to be open and additional attempts to open said file result in either nothing or a dialog box telling you the file…

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  9. Illustrator CC 2019 (v23.0.3) will not open files and immediately crashes when trying to do so.

    I've been trying to work on both .ai and .eps files in Illustrator but it won't open them. It just crashes immediately when trying to do so. Is this a common occurrence with this version? Is there a new update coming soon?

    This is an issue that is hindering work severely. I would appreciate anyone's insight on this.

    I'm running...

    Illustrator CC 2019 (v23.0.3)

    Windows 10 Pro
    i7-6850k @ 3.60GHz
    32GB RAM
    GTX 1080 - Driver v418.91

    Thanks

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  10. Opening and previewing files

    After launch, Illustrator appears to mix documents/archives. For instance, I have an .ai and a .jpg file. Each one's preview appears switched. When opened, both show the same object.

    Illustrator also shows an erros doing undo, often skipping several steps and reseting the document close to its previously saved/original version.

    Illustrator version: 23.0.3
    OS: Mac OS Mojave 10.14.4

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  11. On windows, illustrator freeze when launching the app.

    When launching the app or opening a file the application freeze all my computer, I can’t move the mouse or use keyboard.
    I’m running Windows 10 and did nothing peculiar, it was working just fine few days ago.

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  12. Illustrator 23.0.1 hangs on start up

    Tried launching Illustrator this morning and it just keep hanging on start up. Blue spinning wheel. I tried uninstalling, and then reinstalling the app, but still hangs.

    Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Six-Core 3.60 GHz
    RAM: 16 GB
    Windows 10 Pro

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  13. Illustrator and InDesign take forever to load

    Since 'upgrading' to CC2019, it takes about 5-8 minutes for Illustrator to open after the splash screen appears, during which time the task manager shows it using 0.8MB RAM and 0% CPU. InDesign won't even show the splash screen until after Illustrator has opened, then it takes a few minutes after the process appears, using very little in the way of resources. The total system usage at this time, for all applications, is between 8 and 34% RAM and up to about 25% CPU. Older versions did not have this problem. I have this problem on multiple systems, the weakest…

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  14. Illustrator will not open a second file from Bridge, or In Design (edit original)

    ex. Starting with both Illustrator and Bridge closed. 1. I open Bridge. 2. I double-click an Illustrator file, it opens fine. 3. I go back to Bridge and double-click another illustrator file, and Illustrator will not open it. This file should open as a new file (tab) within Illustrator.
    This happens with "Edit in Original" from In Design also. It works the first time, (opens up Illustrator), but not a second time. I have to close Illustrator for this interoperability to work.

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  15. my illustrator won't start after updated 2018

    I just recently updated the new version, and it got stuck on the start-up. what should I do?

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  16. intro page won't disappear

    Opening Illustrator 2019, I see the intro page with my recent work. I click to open it, and it seems to "think" the document is open - I can see my un-embedded layers panel full - but the intro page won't disappear. I can't close it, the arrow next to the AI icon won't collapse it, and I can't work without quitting the app and trying to reopen again. Does the same thing whether I open from the Finder or from the Intro page. MacPro 2012 (5,1) upgraded CPU and GPU (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 - flashed). I realize it's…

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  17. Stop update popup

    Whenever I open CC 2018 I get a big popup in the right corner with "update now" etc. No way to turn it off immediately. I have updated! I am using the older version for a reason. It happens every time I open 2018 now.

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  18. Illustrator crashing wheen trying to open any document

    illustrator crashes as soon as i open it, I resently uppdated windows to 1809 and i have the latest illustrator updates. I tried diffrent ways to uninstall and remove both CC and illustrator with CC-cleaner and by following instructions on how to delete illustrator completly and reinstalling it again with no diffrence in result (still crashing). I cant say that my computer is the latest or the strongest but it worked for the first week then suddenly it started crashing.

    I have a lenovo laptop with an 6:th gen i5, 8gb ram, ssd-storage and integrated graphics.

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  19. New document few options

    When opening new document it only gives two options and there is no way to generate a custom template. Windows 10.

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  20. crashing, will not open at all

    Cannot get illustrator to open. Latest version.

    Crash report attached

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    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.

    I do have one suggestion – please reset preferences and try again. Found the following in your crash report.

    terminating with uncaught exception of type dvacore::filesupport::eof_error: Error reading past end of file: ‘/Users/bradharris/Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 22 Settings/en_US/WSMgrCfg/WSMgrCfg’
    abort() called

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