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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

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  4. 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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  5. AI v25 causes error message at launch of Illustrator

    AI update is causes an error on launch. message box can be dismissed and program continues, but it should not happen. Rebooted machine, but it continues to happen, can I go back to AI 2020?

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  6. This operation cannot complete because of an unknown error [CANT]

    "This operation cannot complete because of an unknown error [CANT] ." - Error pops-up and I can't even open a new document.

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  7. Version 24.2.1 Crashes at Launch

    I am working on a MacBook and updated to version 24.2.1. It functioned for several days and now crashes at launch. I uninstalled the application and re-installed it, but get the same result. I keep version 23.1.1 on my computer, and it works, but of course I can not open any version 24.2.1 files.

    Mac OS Mojave, 10.14.6 (18G3020), MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017), 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3

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  8. 2 votes

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  9. SelectiveUnlock.aip error - Adobe Illustrator CC version 24.1.2, OS Windows 10 Home Edition Build 1909

    The File New/Open screen does not work.
    When clicking File>New opens a pop-up screen with title %CCXFNFTDIALOG_NAME with nothing inside.

    Can not create NEW file.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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