Unable to set maximum number of files to be opened.

12thJun. × ’12

Launched CS6 today and was greeted with the following error: Unable to set maximum number of files to be opened.

Yeah! Awesome. So after searching for a long while it seems running a script will allow Illustrator to launch properly. There are other possible conflicts listed on the Adobe Forum link below.



creative_nick wrote:

I also encountered this issue on MAC OSX 10.7. I tried many hit and trials and finally found a way to launch Ai, though it is just a workaround. I followed these steps:

1. I created shell script which can launch Ai. You can download this shell script from the location: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47167182/launchAI.command.zip.

2. Unzip the folder and drag the launchAI.command file into your dock area. (Please verify the application path, since I have installed AICS6 on default location)

3. Click launchAI.command icon in the dock.

4. A terminal will appear asking your user password, enter your password to see if AI launches successfully.

5. If you don’t like typing password  for each run, you can edit /etc/sudoers file to add a line “%staff ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL” . (Replace staff with your user’s group name).

Please see if this workaround also works for you.

All the best!

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  1. Angel
    Posted September 3, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    It worked, thanks so much.

  2. Ramael Odisho
    Posted September 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for this it worked for me. The only “problem” is that every time I want to run Ai I must use the script. Thanks again!

  3. Ali
    Posted October 3, 2012 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    Worked for me, One click, Done. Thanks

  4. yud
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    it opened my cs6 (ai)

    but i cant save any work !
    why ?

  5. Edward
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much!

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