Illustrator (CS4) just crashed

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dbosm456 Posts 1 Registration date Monday October 27, 2014 Status Member Last seen October 27, 2014 - Oct 27, 2014 at 04:40 PM
claus.biermann Posts 1 Registration date Monday October 27, 2014 Status Member Last seen October 28, 2014 - Oct 28, 2014 at 12:20 AM
Illustrator CS4 just crashed. How do I recover .ai the file?

Any help!
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Ambucias Posts 47310 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,166
Oct 27, 2014 at 05:56 PM
If you have not saved it, it's lost.

Sorry
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claus.biermann Posts 1 Registration date Monday October 27, 2014 Status Member Last seen October 28, 2014 1
Oct 28, 2014 at 12:20 AM
Typically when this occurs in CS5, the auto recovery function will kick in the next time you open the program up

The word [Recovered] appears after the filename in the title bar of the document window to indicate that the document contains unsaved changes that were automatically recovered.

If you cannot see them, Illustrator creates temporary filesending in " .tmp " for example photoshop files would be: ~PST#####.tmp in Windows; or Temp##### in Mac.... (### is series of numbers)

Those files are temporarily stored in the hard drive and deleted once you save the file or close the program BUT if the program or computer crashes sometime they stay.

If the file got deleted or corrupted then you will not get this file back again.

Search your system for TEMP followed by numbers as shown above and see if you can find it.

Alternative solutions:

Non-commercial source- http://ww7.filerepairforum.com

Free-to-try Illustrator Repair Kit is available on: -
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