1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 24, 2017 11:28 AM by Silly-V

    Open from Recent Documents List with a Script

    zertle Level 2



      Does anyone know if it's possible to access the File > Recent Documents list with a script? Sorry if this has already been asked, I tried to do some digging but haven't been able to find anything :-(



        • 1. Re: Open from Recent Documents List with a Script
          Silly-V Adobe Community Professional

          You can try to get this information from the Preference file which is located here on windows:

          C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 21 Settings\en_US\x64\Adobe Illustrator Prefs


          When I scroll all the way down to around line 5500, there's the list of files:

          /FileList {

          /file10 {


          So, you can actually access their information while Illustrator is running, like so:

                  var pref = app.preferences.getStringPreference("plugin/FileList/file0/name");


          After sniffing around like so, I am under the impression that they order the files by most recently opened, so do not expect "file0" to be the file at the very top.

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