Mordy Golding This worked for me! I tried opening an .eps and got the same message. I was also receiving a "Can not open the illustration" when opening an .ai, causing the .ai to open with many of my objects missing. Tried the reboot with those keys held and problem solved!
Thanks alot Mordy! It worked!
I got this message on a particular file, and tried your fix. It worked! Thanks for posting.
I've been struggling with the same problem on a Windows machine. The following seemed to solve the problem:
Delete the file "Perspective Grid Presets" from:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS5.1 Settings\en_US\
Deleting the entire "Adobe Illustrator CS5.1 Settings" folder also works, but then you lose all your settings... I recommend trying the above first, and if it doesn't work, remove the entire directory.
Hopes this helps!
Well I deleted my preferences which made no difference... turned out it was a couple points in my artwork that was throwing it off every time the preview would re-draw. I copy and pasted each component of my pasteboard area till I found the bit and then deleted it. Problem solved... hope this helps.
I was getting the error when using illustrator to import from autocad and export to dwg again, anyway what worked for me was saving the illustrator file again in a different location, but while saving don't check the 'embed ICC profiles'. When opening the new file the error was completely gone.