Have a question on Adobe Illustrator

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by AnthonyBa, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. AnthonyBa

    AnthonyBa Newbie

    Mar 23, 2016
    United States
    Hi all! When I used my PC suddenly I got the blue screen of death. After the reboot I can’t open my Adobe Illustrator file. I got notification: “The file is damaged and could not be repaired.” Is it so severe? Any ways to work it out?
  2. gungunra

    gungunra Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    United States
    Do you even own a legal copy of Adobe Ilust?
    Do you even have enough Ram, CPU, GPU?
    Adobe is a hell of low spec pc users.
    Compare to other image editing software Adobe is the most monstrous spec hungry ever.
  3. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    It is more likely to be the second thing but have a read of the following and do what they say

    Anyway the second thing is possibly that it blue screened as it was saving and that broke things. Adobe is usually pretty good about backups/saved states though, guess not in this case.
    Assuming you have no backup/earlier state to restore from then what you can get back depends upon a lot of things, none of them especially easy as there are not many recovery/scanning/rebuild programs like I have for pictures and MS word documents. Even for those mentioned then I should note most of those are more useful as a forensic thing or as a reference for the person remaking it or retyping it.
    How much time do you have in this, or indeed how long would it take to get back to where you were if you start from scratch (I presume you know what you did to make it and thus might not have to experiment as much as you did in the first place)? Learning manual file recovery and format analysis is not a quick or easy process.

    Either way consider this your learning experience so as to back stuff up in the future. Personally I am a fan of emailing things to myself as it is off site (fire, flood and theft dodged), usually pretty well managed (I am good but Google is better at this storage lark) and available everywhere there is internet.