I've been working on a file for a cople of days that's on my desktop. Today I opened the file, made some edits and hit CMD + S and saw this error...
Things I've tried...
Bascially, I can't save anything - has anyone else seen this?
So no matter what you are trying to save and which name, you can't save it? And always that same error?
Thanks Monika, that's correct. It still happens even if I quit, reopen, create a new doc and try to save it.
Will try another computer restart when I'm back at work later this morning.
Same. Drives me crazy. This is my workaround, but it's always risky: Quit illustrator via the task manager. This will (most of the time) generate file recovery information. When I open illustrator again, I can save the recovered file.
Adobe pls fix this. Your prices are awfully steep considering you make your software worse and our work harder with every update.
This worked for me, but was definitely a roll of the dice
Same problem happened to me today and I was able to fix it with your great advice!
Thanks you very much 🙂
By the way, before I have quitted Illustrator via the task manager I've copied all of the content so if this won't work I will have a solution.
Thanks again 🙂
Where are you trying to save?
Does the file or folder name contain any special characters?
Is it very long?
The file name is Arches.ai
Where are you saving? On a network?
Are there special characters in the folder names?
No, the folder is text no characters. I had a file in the folder (on my hard drive) named arch.jpg, once I removed it from the folder I was able to save my AI file. Very odd.
That really is odd, but great you could solve it.
I just started having the same issue, both times it was with the first file I worked on after opening AI.
Same thing just happened to me. I was able to save as an .svg first then I tried again as an .ai and it just suddenly worked.
That just worked for me - thanks!
Thanks @betsyg17920228 ! Saved my day 🙂
The only downside is that when you work with multiple layers you'll now have only one layer with your previously created layers as groups inside. You'll have to release these back to layers and rename all layers back to what you had again. A little more time-consuming, but works!
Hope this issue will be fixed soon.
This worked! Thanks
THANK YOU, saved my afternoon
Thank you! One of my students had this same issue and the SVG --> AI file thing worked!
Worked for me as well. First save as .SVG and hereafter as .AI again. I got this message after removing Adobe desktop apps in my local language and reinstalling them in the English languages. Another underlying cause might be that these files were prepared in an old Adobe version (before creative cloud).
This works, thank you so much!!!!!
I've just come across the same issue. Thanks to this post, saved as .svg, the resaved as .ai, and it worked. Thanks:)
Saving as an SVG can damage your file.
You absolutely have to turn on the "Illustrator editable" option. Otherwise your paths will be changed and attributes expanded. The option is not turned on by default.