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Searching previous folder

Dec 10, 2012 11:48 AM


Forgive me if this is an issue for Apple Mac but I'm going to ask here, as well, since it involves Illustrator. I have many nested folders pertaining to one job. (All the contents are Illustrator docs. No matter.) When searching for a previous document or a document within the same nested folder, I can't get Illustrator to immediately access the folder I'm working in. In my case, upon a new search, Illustrator resumes the search starting from the main folder that is nesting the folder I need to get to. Isn't there a way to have Illustrator search the folder where I opened a document   previously?


In the finder, I have the preferences set to search from the Current Folder. I've  tried all three preferences, including Search Previous Scope and Search This Mac. It remains the same.


Thank you,



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    Dec 10, 2012 12:19 PM   in reply to eubean525

    Uhmm.. Illustrator doesn't really search directories. How are you initiating this search within Illustrator?

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    Dec 10, 2012 1:23 PM   in reply to eubean525

    Oh that's an issue across the Mac. You might want to check out Default Folder X ( it allows you to control open/save locations as well as other features. I've been using it for years becuase the Mac OS has been broken in these terms for many itterations.

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    Dec 10, 2012 4:29 PM   in reply to eubean525

    Default Folder X is the best solution, though I've found it a bit flaky with Adobe apps in OS 10.7 & 10.8.


    Anybody remember Boomerang? That was the first of the flyback file system tools, back when Macs still had tan coloured cases.




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