How can I get Illustrator to remember its linked files?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by applemax, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. applemax macrumors 65816

    applemax

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    Hi

    Whenever I open one of my Illustrator documents, it usually says 'xx File is missing. Press repair to locate it' - so I do, and I click repair. However reopen the app, and it forgets and I have to repair it again!

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    Well it should remember the links! Are the target files on the same drive? What version of Illustrator and OS X are you working with?
     
  3. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

    applemax

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    I'm on Leopard 10.5.2 with Illustrator CS3 13.0.0. The files are all on a USB - the directories look like this

    Folder A > Folder 1 > Document
    Folder A > Folder 2 > Image
     
  4. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    Interesting, so they aren't in your User folder? If you temporarily copy them to your User folder, do the links stick? Also, this probably won't help but do the Adobe Updater deal and bring Illustrator up to 13.0.2
     
  5. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

    applemax

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    This is my other problem :D I can't do updates through Adobe Updater because I'm stuck in the infamous Adobe Stock Photos Loop. i.e. it says something like this.

    An update is available for Stock Photos! Download?
    Download failed.
    Searching for updates.
    An update is available for Stock Photos! Download?
    Download failed.
    Searching for updates.
    An update is available for Stock Photos! Download?
    Download failed.
    Searching for updates.
    An update is available for Stock Photos! Download?
    Download failed.
    Searching for updates.



    etc... :p
     
  6. jerryrock macrumors 6502

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    Adobe stock photos are no longer supported (discontinued).

    As far as the links go, you may want to check your USB drive to insure that you actually have the image files stored and not just thumbnail placeholders.

    If the images are that small you may want to embed them in the document instead of linking.
     
  7. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

    applemax

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    No, they're fullsize images. It just doesn't seem to want to remember the links as they're in different folders.
     
  8. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

    snickelfritz

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    Copy the files to your HDD, and work from there.
    Your AI document and its Links directory should be in the same folder.

    Document Folder>
    document.ai
    Links Folder>
    linkedFile.tif
    linkedFile.tif
    linkedFile.tif​
     
  9. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    You can try uninstalling Adobe Stock Photos using this.
     
  10. marcusEting macrumors newbie

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    Script to Update Links

    I was sharing AI files with another person via dropbox and each time we saved the links were breaking. I downloaded the script from this page to update linked files in illustrator and it's working pretty well.
     
  11. Kwill macrumors 68000

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    Though apps are supposed to remember link paths, the best way to prevent problems, whether you're using Illustrator, InDesign or QuarkXPress, is to place linked images in the same directory as the primary file. If a path is not available, this generally the second place the application looks.
     

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