Illustrator CC 23.0.3, Windows 7 Enterprise, 64 bit
When I open Illustrator no tools are present. I can get the toolbar to show, Window, Toolbars.
I can navigate Window>Workspace> and choose the workspace, but the tool windows do not appear. The Reset, New Workspace, and Manage Workspace are greyed out. I have to add each tool window manually, even though I have chosen a workspace with multiple tools.
When I open Illustrator anew, the toolbars are all gone, including the main one that appears on the left.
I don't understand what is happening. Anyone? Thanks.
Resetting the preferences worked. Thank you.
I also had this problem with the new update to Illustrator 25 and resetting preferences *mostly* corrected the issue. My custom workspaces would not load directly. However, by choosing the custom workspace and then choosing the option to "reset essentials" loaded my workspace correctly.
It does not allow me to reset preferences, everything is greyed out
Same issue, grayed out options and no toolbars/palettes unless manually opened in Window menu. Unable to save a workspace. Tab does not help, resetting prefs does not help.
Updating to AI 2021 solved it.