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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?
This has happened to me, and sadly quitting the app and hoping it would be there in file recovery, but it wasn't. Lost 2 hours of work, thanks Adobe. Your software is become worse with the increase in prices. Angry.
Happend to me as well. First Adobe breaks "save as" in Photoshop and now saving in Illustrator doesn't work at all. What's happening over there?
Which version, which system, exactly where are your files located?
How often do you reboot the computer?
Can you "Save as" the file elsewhere?
The same thing just happened to me. The task manager trick worked but I had to cross my fingers, say a prayer and say ten Hail Marys while I waited for it to reload. What a gamble!
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I think I know why this is happening. I have 2 Adobe accounts - one that has full access and one that only has free access. A mistake I made a while back was setting up an adobe stock account using my free account instead of my paid account, so to buy stock images, I have to log out of the account that my Illustrator, Photoshop, etc programs are connected to, log into my free one, get the images I want, save, and log out.
When this same issue happened to me, I was logged into the free account that doesn't have access to programs. As soon as I remembered this, I signed back into my pro account and the issue was solved. So double check that you're signed into your Adobe account.
Yep, great, that worked! Sign out, sign in and voila!
This just happened to me too. My workaround was saving as an .eps file, which worked, then shutting down illustrator and re-starting.
So I found a very strange solution not sure if it will help anyone else. When you go to save as there is an option to click save on Cloud. Click on that option and name your document file and then once it is saved to the name you want go back to save as and click the file folder you want to save it too. It works like a charm. No need to click out or exit illustrator.
I was having this problem too, but may have found a FIX!, though I don't know how or why it works. I change the document colour mode (RGB/CYMK) from whichever I am using then undo (so my file doesnt look whack) then save again and it works. Would love if someone who is having this problem could attempt this and verify.
This worked for me as well. I went to file, document color mode, and changed it to CMYK. I then switched it back to RGB and was able to save after doing this.
Had the same issue. I was able to save as an .eps (safety measure before force quit). Then I used the force quit, reopen, and was able to save normally again. This was not a free account issue for me.