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In 2016 I converted many of my vector docs from Illustrator to AffDesigner and sorted out all of the layers, a lot of work. These 2016 AffDesigner docs  always came up well but I did not save them since then. Now they will not come up on the latest Designer and Publisher programs. Below is the message I get and the name and date of one of these docs. I have also tried to shorten the name without any extra keyboard strokes. Is this a common problem and if so how do I bring them up to date? A lot of my detail work in 2016 is at stake. Thanks.



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Not sure why you are getting a "file not found" error message

Can you upload one of the files to the forum, to see if we can open it?

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Could you try to copy the file to a local disk drive and open it from there?
Could you choose one example file and upload it so we can try if it opens on our Pcs?

I see DROPBOX in the folder path. The file might be not yet synchronized / downloaded to your PC.

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Perhaps you have Dropbox configured to not synchronize full files to your computer, and it is having a problem responding to Designer's request to open the file.

Moving it manually, or forcing it to synchronize to your computer, may resolve the problem.

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Thanks to all above for comments and your time. I have all of these docs on my ssd internal drives, both on my iMac and iMac Pro. Sorry that I happened to snap the path from my Dropbox, always kept totally synced.

The error message came up when trying to open them on my iMac, but in writing this the thought came that I should try opening them on the iMac Pro - and bingo, they came up fine. They are exactly the same docs on both Macs so not sure what's happening, but they are now up, so if it works, don't fix it. Many thanks, as usual!

PS added later: I saved them on my iMac Pro as aPub docs, brought them over to my iMac Pro and they come up fine. Strange.

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