How To Fix Adobe Illustrator Not Responding

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1. Close Unnecessary Programs

Firstly, if you have a lot of programs running on your computer, it might slow down the performance and affect Adobe Illustrator. Close any unnecessary applications to free up some of your computer’s resources. If Illustrator continues to be unresponsive, try the next step.

2. Reset Preferences

Resetting your Illustrator preferences can often solve many problems. Your preference settings are automatically deleted and recreated when you reset them. Be aware that you will lose any custom settings, so it might be worth taking note of them before proceeding. Follow the steps below to reset your Illustrator preferences:

    1. Close all Adobe applications.
    2. Go to the locations below and rename the Illustrator Settings folder:
       Windows: \Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator [Version Number] Settings\
       MacOS: ~/Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator [Version Number] Settings/
    3. Rename the folder to something like "Adobe Illustrator Old Settings".
    4. When you restart Illustrator, a new preferences folder will be created in the same location.

3. Update or Reinstall Adobe Illustrator

Your Illustrator might be having issues because it is outdated. You should regularly update it to get the latest features and bug fixes. If the issue persists, it might be worth uninstalling and reinstalling Illustrator. Here’s how:

    1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app.
    2. Click on the "Apps" tab.
    3. Next to Adobe Illustrator, click "Update" if it's available.
    4. If the issue persists, click the three dots and then "Uninstall". Once it's removed, you can reinstall it from the same location.

4. Contact Adobe Support

If you’ve tried all of the above and Adobe Illustrator is still not responding, it may be time to contact Adobe Support. They have a team of experts who can help diagnose and fix your problem. Remember to provide them with as much information as possible about your issue.

In conclusion, if Adobe Illustrator is not responding, try closing unnecessary programs, resetting your preferences, updating or reinstalling the software, and finally contacting Adobe Support. We hope these steps help you get back to creating amazing graphics and designs with Illustrator!