User Manual for eRepair Illustrator
eRepair Illustrator is the leading recovery solution for damaged Adobe Illustrator files. eRepair Illustrator (DOWNLOAD) uses a simple, 1-2-3 step wizard which is exceptionally easy to use and has been designed with non-experts in mind intentionally. You need no PC experience and no file recovery experience, and there are no expensive costs or lengthy delays in getting your files repaired. eRepair Illustrator also provides the ultimate recovery guarantee – if for any reason our recovery tool is unable to repair your Illustrator file, then simply hit the Send to Developer button and we will try to recover your .AI file using the manual recovery. You can also use the Send source file button which is found under Options in the main menu. Our development team will perform a manual inspection and recovery of the file – we do this in order to ensure eRepair Illustrator is fully up-to-date with all known errors which afflict Adobe Illustrator (.ai) files are known and understood by eRepair Illustrator. As soon as we have recovered your damaged Illustrator file, we will send you the output file to you.
eRepair Illustrator works in a simple 1-2-3 step process.
Step 1. Select the damaged .ai file
Your first step in using eRepair Illustrator is to select the damaged .ai file from the dropdown menu (if you have worked on the file before). If this is a new file, simply type the file name in the input dialog box – there are several ways to do this:
- Enter the file name and the location on your PC which is in the first screen of the wizard; or
- Use the standard dialog box by clicking on the icon which is to the right of the input field; or
- Select a previous file you have worked on using the dropdown list and clicking the downward pointing arrow to the right of the input field.
Now you are ready to move on to Step Two.
Step 2. File analysis and data recovery
Step Two is fully automated – eRepair Illustrator will perform a deep file inspection of the damaged file to uncover any errors, corruption or file anomalies. This can take some time depending on how fast your PC is and the size of the file you are working on. You can hit Abort at any time to terminate the process and this will not affect the file you are working on. You can restart the .ai recovery inspection process at any time later on. Once Step Two has finished, you will automatically move to Step Three.
Step 3. Save Your Recovered Data
Now you are ready to save your recovered file – the recovered file is known as an output file.
You can save the output file in a number of ways:
- Enter the file name and its location path into the input dialog field in the center of the screen;
- Use the standard dialog box which is accessed by clicking on the icon located to the right of the input field;
- You can select the dropdown list which is accessed by hitting the icon with the downward pointing arrow to the right of the input field.
Note: the output file will not be compatible with a PDF reader, nor will it support compression. If you wish to access the file as a PDF or compress it, you will need to do this using your version of Adobe Illustrator.
Step 4. Performed Operation Logging
After the output file has been saved, eRepair Illustrator will display a series of logs. These logs include all performed operations on the affected file, including detected objects, gradients, styles, symbols and more. You simply end running the program and the completion of the recovery process by clicking on the Finish button. If you wish to continue with recovery of another .ai file, simply hit the Back to return to the first step and select the next file.
Within the Options menu you will find the following useful commands:
Send source file – this is an alternative way of sending us your damaged file if you are unable to repair it using eRepair Illustrator. The affected file will automatically be attached to your default email client and an email sent to us.
View recovery history – this command will open the file’s recovery log.
Clear lists / Source files – this will clear the list of damaged files which eRepair Illustrator has worked on. You will need to confirm the command after you initially run it as a safety precaution to ensure you intend to delete this list.
Clear lists / Output files – this will delete the list of output (i.e. repaired) files which eRepair Illustrator has produced. Again, you will need to confirm that you wish to delete this list after you initially use the command.