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Resetting Preferences in Illustrator CS6

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Jul 26, 2012

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Hi

Im trying to reset illustrator Preferences with the shortcut option+command+shift   but its not working, it worked with photoshop but with illustrator its not working why ?

also in CS6 where to find illustrator Preferences file to delete them in case short cut dont works

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The location of the preferences file for AI CS6 has not changed, you find the location of the file here, same as it was for CS5:

http://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/preference-file-location-illustrator.html

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Resetting Preferences in Illustrator CS6

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Hi

Im trying to reset illustrator Preferences with the shortcut option+command+shift   but its not working, it worked with photoshop but with illustrator its not working why ?

also in CS6 where to find illustrator Preferences file to delete them in case short cut dont works

Kind Regards

 Visionary & Dreamer

The location of the preferences file for AI CS6 has not changed, you find the location of the file here, same as it was for CS5:

http://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/preference-file-location-illustrator.html

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The best bet is to have them held down before starting AI (or at least have your fingers ready to push the keys as you release the mouse). What OS are you using?

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Hi

i tried both i use Mac OXS Lion

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Aug 20, 2012

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Hi Ammar

I am having the same problem. holding down shift+option+command not working and no sign of the perfs file anywhere. Can anyone help?

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Aug 20, 2012

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Ammar, portwestdesigner,

No search can reveal the Adobe Illustrator Prefs file?

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No files found.. which is weird. I have another mac, same operating system and same software in the office as me. I just checked her library files under preferences and there is a whole load there for Adobe CS6 Illustrator. I am going to copy them over and restart see what happens! Can't figure out why they disappeared in the first place.

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Ammar, portwestdesigner,

You may consider the ultimate(ly unpleasant) solution, to uninstall, run the Cleaner Tool, and reinstall.

http://www.adobe.com/support/contact/cscleanertool.html

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If the preferences are broken into multiple files, maybe I could write a tool that resets all of the prefs, instead of having to do them all 1x1. Where is the folder you found all the settings files in?

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The location of the preferences file for AI CS6 has not changed, you find the location of the file here, same as it was for CS5:

http://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/preference-file-location-illustrator.html

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In the Finder menu click Go while holding the OPTION key down. The Library option will appear. Click on Library. Then go to Preferences. The file will be located within this folder or a subfolder within this folder.

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the file name for cs6 is aiprefs 

that's why searching for adobe illustrator preferences finds nothing

path is: C:\Users\your username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS6 Settings\en_US\x64\aiprefs

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