Save now takes longer in updated 2020 version
When I save, even a blank document, it takes Illustrator a lot longer than the previous version to save.
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Dina Dembicki commented
Still not completely fixed, and I'm using 24.5.1. For large complex files with multiple artboards, I have found that un-checking Create PDF compatible file when saving has been the most effective to speed things up, but I do need that capability in the end to place my illy file into anything else.
Saving is now horribly slow with complex illustrations (detailed maps can make it grind to a halt, possibly something to do with art brush complexity), and has been this way for the last two updates. Previously there were no significant problems with save speeds.
I've the latest Illustrator (25.4.1), OS 11.5.2. MacBook Pro mid-2014, 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 16Gb RAM.
Brian Gunn commented
I tend to leave my Illustrator window open (day/night).... what I have run into is when saving a file as AI, I will occasionally get a "File not Found" error or something equally strange. I used to end up having do ditch the file setup and/or changes made, close the program and re-open in order to get the file to save.
However, I have recent started saving it as an EPS (without closing program) which works, then I can go back and save the said file as an AI file and PRESTO!!! It works.
So, the problem (IMO) lies in the AI format. I am surprised that, for as long as this issue has been running, it has YET to be fixed fully.
Dina Dembicki commented
Beta, shmeta. I'm still having this issue, in the 2021 version. The file itself isn't small (285mb) though. Is there a workaround, or a best practice to speed things up?
Claire ElectraStim commented
Yep, same as Melissa. Had a few months of everything saving smoothly and now files grind to a halt when saving and take upwards of 20 mins to do anything at all. I don't dare click anything for fear of losing all my changes.
Also same, latest version of Illustrator and iMac 2017 Retina 5K, 8GB RAM fully up to date. It's getting to the point that I'm going to have to seriously look at alternatives for vector art.
IT'S BAAACKKKK!!! Happened a few months ago, stopped for a few glorious months, and now it's back.
And, yes, I have the latest version of Illustrator and of my Mac operating system. Bummer.
Yeah it takes over 3 minutes to save a blank AI file. This is ridiculous. I have deadlines to meet.
AI version 25.4.1 on a Mid 2015 Macbook pro running MacOS Mojave. 2.5 GHz INtel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, AMD RadeonR9 M370X 2048MB, Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
Having the same issue, saving takes forever, WASTING MY TIME, and even made the whole computer stopped/lagging/freeze. I lost my work progress many times because of this issue. Adobe, please!!!
Ran into the same issue recently. Went to save a design, and Illustrator froze at 30%. Tried saving as AI and PDF, and it did the same thing regardless. I saved the design without the PDF compatible file box checked and it saved like normal. I've waited for several minutes, and it never saves past 30%.
Saving and closing files still takes way too long. Unusually long.
My 2021 illustrator started having trouble saving files and when I go see in my activity monitor Illustratot is taking 100.5 % of my cpu and AIrobin 100.2 % at the same time How can this happen? I have an i7 and 2020 Imac. I have trouble working on the app had less problems when working with CS6.
Shawn Wright commented
Illustrator 2021 version 25.2.1 take a long time (15-20 minutes) to save a file. I see that other people have had this same issue. Has anyone found a solution? I am on a Windows 10 PC.
Mine sits at 49% and then lags my ENTIRE COMPUTER for up to 10 minutes before saving. Pls fix this
This is no longer a problem for me. It stopped recently, seemingly randomly, not associated with any particular update. So, no idea why. Sorry it's still unresolved for others!
Gabriel G commented
Problem is not resolved.
Still long load times and saves that seem to get hung up at 30% and sit there for several min. but do eventually save but cant use illustrator at all during this period. I have reset preferences with no change in performance. Running the most up to date versions of CC 2020 and CC 2021 same issues for both.
Brian Gunn commented
Adding to some notes here...
What I've also have run into is, when saving a file, it will state that it can't find the file and not allow me to save the file no matter what.
So, I have to close the program, sometimes, losing the file that I was trying to save; reopen and then I can move forward.
Ali Inhan commented
[EDIT] I downgraded the app to v.25.01 and it's working again. I should note: After the downgrade my file size decreased from 16 MB into 1.6 MB. [/EDIT]
I'm using AI v.25.2 on Mac OS Catalina and having the same issue since the latest update. File saving time takes forever. I succeeded once by aborting save, saving a copy instead via File menu (which surprisingly worked that time) and forcing the app to quit.
When I save even a relatively light file the save progress starts from 0%, it reaches 100% and restarts the progress. I counted 3 times. The 3rd took forever and wouldn't finish.
This bug IS fatal. It should have the highest priority in the bugs list.
I'm having the same issue as Melissa, incredibly slow Ai open and save times.
Anyone had any luck resolving this?
Everything is updated: Mojave and Ai are all latest versions.
Adobe, please HELP!!!!!!!!!!!