Extra file when saving

New Here ,
Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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When I save a file called "Illustrator TEST.ai", I also get another file named 'ai(with a number here) TEST.ai".  Everytime I save the file get yet another one of these files with a different number.  How can I stop this?

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021
Illustrator tends to behave funky when saving to networks. You could try and turn off the option that enhances saving over networks. And also check the file server privileges. Do you have full read/write access?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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Which version, which system?

Where do you save your files?

You can try and disable "Save in Background" in the preferences.

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Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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Catalina 10.15.7
Illustrator 24.3
"Save in Background" is unchecked

Saving all file to a file server in which other operators do not have the same issue.


Kathleen Sievers - Graphics Manager
Green Bay Packaging - Folding Carton Division
920-498-4009 office
920-213-3474 mobile
ksievers@gbp.com

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Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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Illustrator tends to behave funky when saving to networks.

You could try and turn off the option that enhances saving over networks.

 

And also check the file server privileges. Do you have full read/write access?

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Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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Automatically Save Data Recovery turned on?
If it is (and it's smart to have it on), choose a different folder, it shouldn't be saving to your work folder (and you shouldn't be saving files to your data recovery folder).

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Auto Save Recovery Data is on and it is NOT saving to my work servers. The path for the data recovery is saving to the Data Recovery folder which you said it should not be. Therefore, where do you want the date to be stored?


Kathleen Sievers - Graphics Manager
Green Bay Packaging - Folding Carton Division
920-498-4009 office
920-213-3474 mobile
ksievers@gbp.com

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no, i said it shouldn't be saving to your work folder.

if you are saving "illustrator Test.ai" to the same folder as the Data Recovery (which your screenshot seems to imply) then I would advise against that, save your work into a different folder - where, is up to you: you should have a work in progress folder(s) (on your "work servers"?) seperate from your illustrator application folder(s).

The temporary data recovery files will still be created, you just won't see them as you are working in different folders...

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I am saving to a graphics server, not the data recovery folder.


Kathleen Sievers - Graphics Manager
Green Bay Packaging - Folding Carton Division
920-498-4009 office
920-213-3474 mobile
ksievers@gbp.com

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