I opened an Illustrator file the other day that I found quite back accident while searching for another file. Now that I am purposefully trying to find it, Of course I cannot. Unfortunately I don't remember what it I named it. But considering I just opened it it should not be all that hard to find again? But it is proving to be more difficult than I thought. Any suggestions please. Thank you.

  • I thought nothing about it at the time. Until I was watching a video about typography so I went looking for the file again. Not realizing I would have trouble locating it. I suppose that I should add that it is not something I created recently but rather years ago. – Elizabeth Hart May 27 '17 at 18:31
  • Your operating system has likely a way to search files using the last access time as a criterion. This in combination with a file extension should return a manageable list of files to check. But how to do this on your specific OS is a question for SuperUser, not GraphicDesign. – xenoid May 27 '17 at 20:07
  • Thank you Xenoid. Sorry if I asked my question in the wrong place. I don't know how to ask "SuperUser" – Elizabeth Hart May 28 '17 at 0:37
  • Here: https://superuser.com/questions – xenoid May 28 '17 at 1:25

Try looking at your recent files list under 'File → Open Recent Files'.

  • That was like one of the first things I did, but thank you for the suggestion. – Elizabeth Hart May 27 '17 at 18:36
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    Not much else AI can help you with then. This is like asking where did i put my salt on a cooking website. – Lucian May 27 '17 at 21:28
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    @Lucian - it's where you left it! – Billy Kerr May 27 '17 at 22:48
  • Not exactly. I asked about trying to find a file I created years ago and just opened the other day. But now that I am trying to find it again I can't. I thought it would be easy considering I just opened it. I was just asking if there was a way to find it again? Considering the first time was by accident. By the way I know where my salt is @ Lucian it is in the kitchen! – Elizabeth Hart May 28 '17 at 0:29
  • So asking a question/advice on how to relocate an Adobe file you accidentally found to begin with that you created years ago is not permissible and therefore frowned upon? That is generally why I usually come here as an absolute last resort! – Elizabeth Hart May 30 '17 at 20:15

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