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Where are the other graphics? The .ai file is viewed as a pdf file.

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Jul 18, 2020

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Hello. I have a problem opening an .ai file
When I try to open the .ai file it is read to me as a PDF (see screenshot)
Once opened, however, all my graphic design is not displayed, the elements drawn outside the drawing board are not seen.
When I close the file, however, in the Illustrator screen / Latest open files ... In the preview you can see the graphic elements I'm looking for. (see screenshot)omg.jpg

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Correct answer by Monika Gause | Adobe Community Professional

In the PDF the content outside the artboards is never even saved.

Please see this about Illustrator files: https://youtu.be/IpDh8Y7q8yE

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Where are the other graphics? The .ai file is viewed as a pdf file.

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Jul 18, 2020

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Hello. I have a problem opening an .ai file
When I try to open the .ai file it is read to me as a PDF (see screenshot)
Once opened, however, all my graphic design is not displayed, the elements drawn outside the drawing board are not seen.
When I close the file, however, in the Illustrator screen / Latest open files ... In the preview you can see the graphic elements I'm looking for. (see screenshot)omg.jpg

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Correct answer by Monika Gause | Adobe Community Professional

In the PDF the content outside the artboards is never even saved.

Please see this about Illustrator files: https://youtu.be/IpDh8Y7q8yE

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In the PDF the content outside the artboards is never even saved.

Please see this about Illustrator files: https://youtu.be/IpDh8Y7q8yE

Illustrator has a special way of saving native files. You should know this in order to be able to set the correct options and to recover some of your artwork...

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Hello Monika... thanks for the reply. I am aware of this however my file is an .ai and not a PFD.
I believe there was an error saving the file, and that the damaged files were lost.
Thanks again.

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Did you watch the video? It explains the matter.

There are 2 files inside your file. The AI is lost due to the crash. Illustrator opens the PDF and it's just a plain vanilla PDF, not a special kind of PDF.

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Thanks, now I understand what the problem is.

Lesson for the future. 🙂

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