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How to copy filename of the missing file on Illustrator?

New Here ,
May 29, 2018 May 29, 2018

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Hi,

I'd just like to copy filename of the missing file from the panel "Links" on Illustrator? How can I do that   ?

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Community Expert , May 29, 2018 May 29, 2018

go to File->File Info... go to the Raw Data section and find it there with your own eyes or by using the search box.

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New Here , Aug 03, 2023 Aug 03, 2023

On Mac when opening the file, click Replace and you can copy the name from the window title.

I don't know if it works on Windows.

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May 29, 2018 May 29, 2018

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Try "Link File Info..."

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New Here ,
May 29, 2018 May 29, 2018

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Nice try, but no  

A simpler solution?

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Community Expert ,
May 29, 2018 May 29, 2018

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Do you not see the file name when checking the Linked File Info?

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go to File->File Info... go to the Raw Data section and find it there with your own eyes or by using the search box.

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Community Expert ,
May 29, 2018 May 29, 2018

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Or create a package using only the report, then open up the report txt file.

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Community Expert ,
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I like the package option.

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Explorer ,
Aug 13, 2020 Aug 13, 2020

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This is the only way to do it. Thanks!

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New Here ,
Jan 07, 2021 Jan 07, 2021

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Not a logical answer. I should be able to copy the file name from the link panel.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 27, 2021 Aug 27, 2021

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I've been using Illustrator since 1996 and have requested this feature year after year. It's absolutely unnacceptable that this simple task, among hundreds of others, is impossible to accomplish after decades of frustration. 

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New Here ,
Mar 28, 2022 Mar 28, 2022

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In Illustrator 26.1 the answer marked here as Correct is… incorrect.

 

In Link File Info > Raw Data the file name is not part of the copyable data. It is, however, part of the window title, which is… not copyable.

 

This is inadequate just about usable when the file name is short, or uses actual words, and can be typed readily by a human.

 

It is entirely useless when the file name is a long hash.

 

Please do better, Adobe.

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Aug 03, 2023 Aug 03, 2023

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On Mac when opening the file, click Replace and you can copy the name from the window title.

I don't know if it works on Windows.

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Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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Adobe has fixed part of this issue, at least in MACs. When opening the file in Illustrator, it notifies you with the "Could not find the linked file..." message.

2. Click replace,

3. On the top of the window where it says Please Locate "File Name," Highlight and copy the file name.

You still can't copy the missing file's name in the links panel.

4. Paste the name in the Finders search bar

 

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