Now you can reset the Preferences to default from within the application. It is a helpful step to fix performance-related issues and corrupt settings.
Simply perform the following steps:
Note: Before you proceed, create a backup copy of your existing preferences file. Preferences will reset only when you restart Illustrator.
Check out the Troubleshooting issues with Illustrator Preferences article more details.
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I would strongly recommend making a backup copy of your preference file when it is pristine—when you've got all of your settings established and everything in Illustrator is working as you like it. Then no matter which method you use to reset preferences, replace the preference file that is created with a copy of your pristine version. Make sure you do this with the program closed. When you next reopen Illustrator not only should any preference problems be fixed but all of your favorite settings will be as you like them.
im having trouble backing up my adobe illustrator preferences to my hard disk. help.
After working on a file for the last two days and saving to my computer constantly, I had reset my preferences and restarted illustrator and my file has disappeared. I can find older versions saved to my computer but not sure why any newer versions I had for the month of November are just not anywhere. I have the 2021 version. Any help would be great!
Soyour file is not at the location you saved it?
Or you can't find it in the menu of recent files?
The file no longer shows up in recent files or in my computer files on my desktop. It's like they just disappeared.
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