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My Ae file i was just working on now says its a pdf

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Dec 02, 2018

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Please help me! When i try to open the file I was just working on it gives me the error:

After Effects error: There was an error processing this PDF document. (1074397201) (50::29)

When I go to look at the saved file it is an after effects file and nowhere is it saved as a PDF.

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My Ae file i was just working on now says its a pdf

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Please help me! When i try to open the file I was just working on it gives me the error:

After Effects error: There was an error processing this PDF document. (1074397201) (50::29)

When I go to look at the saved file it is an after effects file and nowhere is it saved as a PDF.

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You change the local of your files? This can happen if the path in folders to access your files, was too big.

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Dec 03, 2018

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So I am working in a group so I saved it back in the folder and zipped the folder and sent it. I then realised some things were wrong so i unzipped the file and opened it again and that's where the issues went wrong.

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I'm seeing this too. A collaborator shared his folder structure in Creative Cloud. Every one of the seven projects that he shared with me has this error, only on my system.  There are no PDFs anywhere in the Creative Cloud Files folder.  There are very few AI files, I suppose that might be part of the problem...

I've heard it might have something to do with the folder structure being too deep (paths too long), but he and I both have the assets in the same folder structure (~/Creative Cloud Files).

I've heard it might be because there are special characters in the file names but that happens when you're going from Mac to PC, and he and I have the same Macs.

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I honestly have no clue. There weren't a ton of AI files but there were some. My group is all on the same kind of mac also and we are all on the same version of After Effects and Illustrator.

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I can only attribute your woes to the fact that you expect After Effects to work as advertised.

It doesn't.

Earlier versions work better. You might have better luck with them.

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I have found out from an Adobe engineer that this is a generic error message that is at once too vague and too specific.  It may not have anything to do with PDFs at all, though I think it comes from a module used across Adobe apps to import vector artwork. Think of it as AE's version of "Sorry, an error occurred."  You can probably get a little more precise (but not appreciably more useful) with thinking of it as "Sorry, something went wrong with a vector asset."

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You get that error because an AI file that is saved to work with After Effects must be saved as a PDF compatible file. That's why the error message says it is a PDF error. AE is having trouble parsing the PDF data in the AI file.

The problem can come from too many paths, too many layers, memory problems, or a corrupted file. You don't fix it by looking for a PDF file, you start by restarting AE or Rebooting, purging memory and cache, closing unnecessary programs and trying again. If that does not solve the problem you open the original file in AI, take a look at it to see if you can find any problems, then do a save as and make sure that the PDF compatible file option is checked.

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I had the same issue, If you use the AI files in your project you can get this error message. I found the corrupted file and I replaced the file with another AI document using the same name. Problem solved.

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Please, can I know how this problem was solved?
Because I have the same problem

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