Illustrator saving multiple versions of file on a server

New Here ,
Jun 14, 2021 Jun 14, 2021

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Hello. I have my own WD server at home and I work directly from the server via my network for all my files. Before, I could easily open an illustrator file, make changes, save, and then close and there weren't any weird things happening with the file.

 

I just bought a brand new 2020 Mac Mini running the M1 Chip and Big Sur. Now, anytime I work directly from a file on my server and hit save, I get an error code saying "changes may have been made to this file outside of Illustrator". My only options are to cancel or ignore the error and save anyway. If I press on and save, illustrator creates a new, duplicate file on my server with those changes made, but doesn't save the changes to the source/original file.

 

If I try to save my Illustrator as a PDF file overwriting a previous PDF file, it creates a .tmp file and doesn't actually overwrite the original PDF file.

 

Any ideas here? I save frequently when working and my server won't let me delete these duplicate files saying they're being used. I'm concerned about server space and memory overload.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Jun 14, 2021 Jun 14, 2021

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Since it has worked for you before, it looks like introducing the new mac and possibly a new OS has caused the problems. 

The latest Illustrator version 25.3 has better support for the M1 chip, that may help.

But generally saving on desktop and copying to a server is the safest way to save your files.

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/illustrator-support-networks-removable-media.html

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Jun 15, 2021 Jun 15, 2021

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Thanks for the response! I will try working off the server for now and see if later versions of Illustrator help smooth this out.

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That looks like the safest workflow.

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