At the beginning of January 2017, Adobe released a minor update to Illustrator CC2017 (to v21.0.1) followed less than a week later by a second “stability fix” Adobe release (now to v21.0.2). These have affected a small number of Astute Graphics customers, with Illustrator refusing to load after the update has been applied with the Astute Graphics plug-ins present.
What to do
- With any issue following an Adobe update, we always recommend that you first try uninstalling the plug-ins. You can do this by first quitting Illustrator, then re-running Astute Graphics’ Unified Installer (available from your account page) and opting to remove all the plug-ins. Alternatively, Mac users can simply manually delete the plug-ins from the Illustrator CC2017 > Plug-ins folder whilst Windows users can use the standard Add/Remove Program mechanism to uninstall.
- Once uninstalled, open Illustrator to see if it is still crashing without the plug-ins present (if it crashes without the plug-ins present, then we would advise contacting Adobe).
- If Illustrator doesn’t crash when the plug-ins have been removed – download the latest Astute Graphics Unified Installer from your account page and re-install. Restart your computer and then load Illustrator. This is likely to solve the issue and no further action will be required.
- If after reinstalling, Illustrator continues to crash upon startup – try resetting your Illustrator preferences. It’s good practice, very easy to do and will typically solve most issues with Illustrator and any installed plug-ins.
If this doesn’t fix it
If you continue to experience problems after following these instructions, please contact us with the following details:
- At what stage of Illustrator loading the crash occurs, including any error messages
- Operating System (including point release)
- Version of Illustrator (including point release
- Which other plug-in/s do you currently have installed (AG or others)
- Version of the plug-in causing issues
- Whether the Astute Graphics plug-ins are in the trial period or fully licensed
- If licensed, the confirmation of the email associated with your purchase
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