Illustrator can't open .svg file error [CANT]

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by genegenie, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. genegenie macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2016
    Using svg file, saved work, closed file then when tried to open again I get error message The operation cannot complete because of an unknown error. [CANT]
    Mac OS x El Captian 10.11.3
    Illustrator CS5 15.0.2
    Thanks for any help
  2. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2008
    Wellington, New Zealand
    SVG is an XML-based file format. If Illustrator can't open it, open the SVG in a text editor and make sure that the file is complete and looks to be formatted correctly. You can validate SVG files using several tools. Many useful links are here:
  3. Cranehandler macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Manila, Philippines
    It might be a bug. Is your software updated? There might have been bug fixes released.
  4. organicCPU macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2016
    In the save dialog, there should be a checkbox to keep illustrator editing functions. Is that active?

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