Opening old illustrator files

New Here ,
Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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I have really old iullsutrator files I was hoping to take a look at (illustrator 88).  Is there any hope?

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 27, 2021 Mar 27, 2021
Yes, make sure they have the .ai extension or open them from the Illustrator File > Open dialog.

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Adobe Employee , Apr 06, 2021 Apr 06, 2021
Hi there, Thanks for reaching out. In addition to the earlier suggestion, I'd request you to check out this help article to know the supported file formats in Adobe Illustrator. Hope it helps. Regards, Ashutosh

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Mar 27, 2021 Mar 27, 2021

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Yes, make sure they have the .ai extension or open them from the Illustrator File > Open dialog.

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Apr 06, 2021 Apr 06, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. In addition to the earlier suggestion, I'd request you to check out this help article to know the supported file formats in Adobe Illustrator. Hope it helps.

 

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Ashutosh

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Apr 11, 2021 Apr 11, 2021

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Thanks, I may be working with a currupted file but none of the ideas presented so far seem to work.  I know there are soem 3rd party apps that may help, any insights to those?

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 11, 2021 Apr 11, 2021

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Try opening them in Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Distiller. You could also try sharing the files here and seeing if anyone of us can open them.

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Apr 12, 2021 Apr 12, 2021

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You can try to open them in a text editor and see if they start with %!PS-Adobe-2.0 EPSF-1.2

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