after updating to Mac OS 10.13 I get this file has been modified outside illustrator. do you want to continue?
We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 22.1.
Please refer to our knowledge base FAQ – https://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
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Brad K commented
Why can't this problem get resolved??? Guess deaf ears or selective hearing is the problem.
Yes I have constantly had this issue for 2 years now from OS 10.13 and even through to now Big Sur OS 11.2.2 . It seems to happen anytime I am working on any Illustrator files that are directly saved on a cloud service - I have seen it on Google Drive, One Drive, and also happens when saving directly to my Mac Desktop - which is sync'ing to my Apple iCloud account. I am running the very latest version of Illustrator. According to my Creative Cloud account I am up to date with version 25.2
Have had this issue for over a year with several updates to Mac OS (now Big Sur 11.2.1), OneDrive and Illustrator 2021. Pathetic.
Same issue running 2018 mac mini Catalina 10.15.7 and Illustrator 2021 v25 saving to an external Solid State drive via usb c. Correct file icon missing as well.
Never had the issue before the last Adobe update.
Adobe needs to address the fact that when saving files, the default type of file is Adobe Illustrator 2020, however, when you Get iinfo on the file from the Mac, you will notice that the Application name which provides the icon is Adobe Illustrator 2021, so Perhaps this is where the issue resides?
Robert Zimmer commented
It's lame that this is still an issue. No respect.
MP Design commented
This needs to be handled. I recently moved all my files to OneDrive so I could work with my entire team... not just designers. Many organizations use OneDrive. We're not a creative agency so seeing these messages is not going to force us to "give in" and use Creative Cloud storage. It's not the same thing. So please fix this. Put in an exception for OneDrive so we can save our files without this message. It's really really poor form to allow this to be a pain point for your paying customers for so long.
Carlos Aguero commented
When is the class action law suit coming out? Can I pre-order?
Natalia Daffunchio commented
I cant believe that such a huge company cant fix this, I cannot use Adobe Illustrator because of this annoying message.
Ahmad Hindi commented
Same here with OneDrive, very annoying
Same here. Started happening after I upgrade to Mojave.
Same problem. Just updated to 24.2.3 and then it started happening. Running Catalina which I think was a mistake to update to. Not using OneDrive. Seems like every week there is an Adobe update. Illustrator crashing way more than it ever has. Disappointed in Adobe.
Chris Wells commented
+1 from me for this problem.
But it's a new problem I've never seen before.
I've only just started seeing it after upgrading to a new Mac. My OS is completely up-to-date (Catalina 10.15.6 and I'm running the latest Illustrator CC 24.2.1.
The only thing that has changed from my old system where I wasn't seeing this is that I'm using Google's GSuite Google File stream app.
I used to use their Backup and Sync app but decided to switch during my upgrade because I was so tired of Backup & Sync crashing all the time.
Judging by the fact that most people on this thread seem to be experiencing problems with OneDrive, I suspect there's something about the way the OS handles the sync with the file servers that's causing this problem.
David Fox commented
I have this same problem saving to OneDrive. Currently running Illustrator 24.2.1.
It's still here with OneDrive – every time I save. No other software does this
same issue here with onedrive...
Lu Miranda commented
I cant believe such a large company still has all these bugs, good god, error messages after error messages, files not being saved properly, countless errors and formats that cant be opened messages. What in the world am I paying for, I feel like I am rolling the dice with each saved document, totally disrupting my business. And on the forum all we get is some person saying to update, when of course that's what we all did and keeps posting the same thing avoiding any real answer, come on Adobe!
I still regularly have this problem when I know no-one is working on my files. Running OS10.15.5 on updated Illustrator CC, saving to MS OneDrive.
still having the issue
Tom Kephart commented
Echoing recent comments in hopes of pinging this to Adobe's attention. Using MacOS 10.15.4 and Illustrator 24.1.2. I get this dialog every time I try to save (not Save As). Mostly annoying, but still.
nh websites commented
I am also using Illustrator 24.1.2 and MacOS 10.15.4, and still have this prompt appear when saving an Illustrator project. Not completed at all by Adobe.... I wonder if they read this topic anyway....