"Save as" doesn't update file anymore

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Jan 11, 2021 Jan 11, 2021

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In my workflow, I have always opened old files, clicked "save as" and when I saved to the new name, it created a new file, and my working file was that new file.


However, now when I click "save as" it creates a new file but does not rename my current working file.


This has become a nightmare because I have been saving over old files with new files.

 

Is this a new feature or is something wrong with my Illustrator? 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 12, 2021 Jan 12, 2021
Did you disable "Save in background"?

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Jan 11, 2021 Jan 11, 2021

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There are issues with certain antivirus applications. Please make sure there is nothing interfering.

There are also issues with servers. Generally in Illustrator. Does the same happen when you save locally?

Do you have sufficient privileges on the volume?

And also: please try and turn off "Save in background" in the Illustrator preferences.

 

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I'm using a Mac and do not have any antivirus. The same happens no matter how I save (locally or to dropbox). 

I'm using the Big Sur OS so not sure if that has anything to do with it

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Did you disable "Save in background"?

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That worked! I turned off "save in background" and "export in background". What do these preferences do and what am I losing by turning them off? I never had them off before so I'm curious what changed

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Those settings would allow you to keep working on this or other files while Illustrator saves your file.

With them turned off all you can do is hide Illustrator and do something completely different.

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