Cannot open EPS files in illustrator

Community Beginner ,
Oct 27, 2013 Oct 27, 2013

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I am running illustrator CS6 16.0.4 on an iMac (new). I get the following error when trying to open some EPS files "can't open this illustrator file. the file was generated with a newer version of illustrator and cannot be opened. Please resave in a format compatible with your version of illustrator". As far as I can see I am running the latest version of illustrator and have updated everything that is available. I am having to get the files resaved in older versions to open

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 25, 2017 May 25, 2017

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How often it should be said again:
Apple Preview is not a program that should be used in any case of imagination to edit or to convert EPS or PDFs. It is crap.

If someone needs to convert an EPS to PDF he should use Adobe Acrobat Distiller.

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New Here ,
Sep 07, 2017 Sep 07, 2017

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I had the same problem, at this moment the best solution I found is using a free online file converter https://cloudconvert.com/eps-to-eps to reconvert the EPS to EPS or to SVG, and I was able to open and edit the new file on Illustrator. I have a lot of EPS files, so I can't just stop using them.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 18, 2018 Jun 18, 2018

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Import in Indesign. Export as EPS. Then open in Illustrator again.

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Jun 18, 2018 Jun 18, 2018

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Dennis3000  schrieb

Import in Indesign. Export as EPS. Then open in Illustrator again.

Just creating a new Illustrator file and then placing the EPS will be quicker. But let's hope the original question has been solved by now.

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Jan 17, 2022 Jan 17, 2022

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hi i m using illustrator 2019 when  i save as eps its not open 

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