I have a customer that is asking for his art from 2002 that we have saved, but I can't open it in CS5 or CS6. I can see it in the preview window of CS5 but it almost opens and then gives an "ata" error and opens a blank document. Any idea how I can open this file?
I don't know what version we would have been on at this point. Doc info below.
GunpowderColor.ai Adobe Illustrator Document 206.9 MB Monday, May 20, 2002 12:31 PM
Thanks for the help. I need to get this open or I will have to try and recreate based on 10 year old tee.
You should read about the recovery feature in Illustrator a part of whoich is to open the file in a text edit app once opened it looks to me that the word Data does not belong there at all or should be on another line in a different string. But I think it does not belong so try deleting it.
then you resave the file but not as text but as an .ai file then it might open in AI.
when you have the exo-pression End it means exactly that as string so Data is destroying the expression. and a space might be also something you can try or look at the content following it to see if it belongs there.
You can try to use the Find feature in the text editor to find the %%EndData line and take a screen shot of the last lines before that. I'm thinking that the preview got hosed. On a copy of the file, try changing the following
Change the number of Hex Bytes in the line %%BeginData to 0
Delete everything between that and the %%EndData line and save the file.
Then try opening it.
No guarantee but it's worth a shot.
Yeah, somehow a second set of data got entered into the file. The part you are dealing with is actually binary data for the thumbnail for the file. If you have a dropbox and can send a link I'll try to look and see if I have any luck.
http://www.yousendit.com/download/TEhYRE92YWJLVldGa2NUQw this is the link to the file I would love to open