I can't for the life of me find a way to tell Illustrator to save the files that I have currently open and reopen them after I restart. Am I missing an obvious setting?

  • You mean besides File -> Open Recent Files...?
    – Hanna
    Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 22:34
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    Yeah, I don't want to open each recent file individually. Also, the tabs should be in the right order
    – nachocab
    Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 22:35
  • Can you do that in any Adobe programs?
    – Hanna
    Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 22:36
  • Adobe Indesign can save previously opened files, and I'm pretty sure my old illustrator CS5 did it, but I can't seem to find it anywhere too?
    – user20723
    Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 4:18

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That can't be done.

You can use Bridge to open several files at once (or just select them all in the Finder/Explorer).

But there's no way to specifically control how tabs are ordered.

Nice idea. Just not possible as far as I know. No Adobe app retains "sessions" like you describe.

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