Random box showing up on Illustrator file (can't delete)

Community Beginner ,
Mar 30, 2018 Mar 30, 2018

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Hi everyone,

Long time Illustrator user here, but very first time posting. I searched for an answer on the forum, but none of the solutions seem to work for me, and most didn't seem to apply for the reason their "box" was showing up. Could be a clipping mask, but...I just can't figure it out.

Below is a screenshot of what I am referring to - the bottom left blue box that's outside the artboard. I can't select it, I looked through all layers, and I can't seem to find out how to get rid of it. If I export SVG and use artboards, it goes away, but for this specific graphic, using an artboard is not ideal bc I am adding a drop shadow with CSS.

Here is the file I am referring to. You can recreate my screenshot by simply hovering your mouse just right of the phone, between the phone's right edge and right edge of artboard.

Please if anyone can help, beers on me if you're ever in Indianapolis!

Thanks,

Michael

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Community Expert , Mar 30, 2018 Mar 30, 2018

They are not random. Release the Clip groups, and you will see them all. The shorter ones are photos on the phone screen. the longer one is a rectangle on the pasteboard.boxes001.jpg

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New Here , Aug 17, 2022 Aug 17, 2022

In my case it was another Artboard... took my an hour to realize it

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They are not random. Release the Clip groups, and you will see them all. The shorter ones are photos on the phone screen. the longer one is a rectangle on the pasteboard.boxes001.jpg

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Thank you so much! Next time you come through Indy, free beers on me!

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Have you tried View>Guides>Release Guides?

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Looks like that rectangle has got moved off the artboard accidentally

Don't  delete it , move it back over the phone

maybe centred over the 5 icons

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In my case it was another Artboard... took my an hour to realize it

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