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
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
This happened to me when I attempted to clear my temp files (Photoshop would edit the smallest thing due to space). I've just uninstalled all my apps and reinstalled them - so far so good. might be worth a try.
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!
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!