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iCloud Drive - Crashing 1.9 Publisher when file and referenced files are on iCloud Drive and not downloaded to local machine.

Andrew W

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I think i've found a bug with Affinity Publisher 1.9.0 on Big Sur 11.2.1 which crashes Publisher in the following scenario - 

I have an affinity publisher file with a number of linked PDF files inside it.

The main publisher file is on an iCloud drive (and NOT downloaded to the machine)

The linked/referenced files inside it are also on an iCloud drive (and NOT downloaded to the machine)

Opening the publisher file attempts to load the file, and subsequently the linked/referenced files crashes Affinity Publisher each time.

Summary -

Affinity publisher crashes when loading a file that contained linked files/images that are stored on iCloud drive and NOT downloaded locally

(crash report sent to apple)

Reproducable fix -

Right click on main publisher file and select 'download'

Right click folder containing the linked/referenced files and select 'download'

Main file then opens correctly.

Crash File attached



Affinity 1.9.0 icloud crash report.rtf

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+1. Maybe it is not a bug, but it's really uncomfortable to download files from the iCloud manually. (Anyway, there are much worse bugs in the 1.9 release, so I can probably live with this one :)).


[MAC OS 12.2, MacBook Pro  2017, 15-inch, 2.9 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, AMD Radeon Pro 560, Intel HD Graphics 630, 500GB SSD + Philips Monitor 4K/60fps 10bit color via DisplayPort to USB-C cable]

Affinity Publisher 1.10.5, Affinity Designer 1.10.5, Affinity Photo 1.10.5

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  • 3 months later...
8 minutes ago, SPaceBar said:

Hi @Andrew W Sorry for the delay in replying to you. I have been unable to recreate this using my MacBook Pro with Big Sur. I was also able to load the files on my iMac with Sierra.

I would always recommend downloading them locally before opening them.

I’ll check the latest version of bug sur and see if this still happens (as there’s been at least one new build of OS X and AP since reporting this..

yes locally downloading them fixes it but obviously the idea behind iCloud Drive files are that they are pulled down when needed if not locally.. I guess probably it’s more a OS X bug as it should be invisible to the application but…

if it’s still an issue I’ll let you know 

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