Recovery of Illustrator file. Is it possible to do?

By huntmorris17 ·
Is there anyway in the universe to recover am Illustrator file that was recently saved over? I'm on PC.
I’m using Windows 7. I tried to recover my .ai file by using of some shareware recovery tools, but there wasn’t result.

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It is possible to do!

by james17cavizel In reply to Recovery of Illustrator f ...

Recovery Toolbox for Illustrator - an easy to use Adobe Illustator recover tool that will make the task of recovering data from damaged *.ai files a breeze.

> analyzes the structure of the file and recovers data from all available layers
> simple recovery file tool for Illustrator, reliable and easy to use repair Illustrator files tool that will make the recovery of damaged Adobe Illustrator files as quick and hassle-free as possible
> several mouse clicks - and you have the results of your work again

You may download demo version from here:

To attempt recovery using Illustrator itself:
1. Create a new document
2. Select “place image” ( File > Place… )
3. Choose your corrupted file in the dialog box. Make sure you choose file types to ” ALL DOCUMENTS “, not just RECOMMENDED.
4. Save this file. If you cannot save this file (due to corruption), copy your vectors and paste them into a new illustrator document.
PROS: You should be able to select the corrupted file, and your vector work should be saved.
CONS: All layers will be flattened into one. PMS color info and placed images may be lost. File may still be corrupted.

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