I have to relink already linked pics in my illustrator files

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May 29, 2022 May 29, 2022

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I used to do my work from an external hard disk without problem all these years. One day, suddenly all my working files are locked and i do not have permission to overwrite and I have to relink already linked pics in my illustrator files. I decided to transfer packaged projects to work directly from my desktop to prevent linking problems, but even then, I still have to relink already linked pics in my Links folder to illustrator file.

 

I have a lot of images so this takes up a lot of my time. Is there a setting or something I missed that will automatically link the files? I do not use icloud.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 30, 2022 May 30, 2022

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Does Illustrator have full access to the harddrive?

Is the harddrive protected by some antivirus or the like?

Did you change to a user account with fewer privileges?

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May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

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How do i check if my Illustrator have full access to the harddrive? My hard drive is not protected by any antivirus etc, and i did not change my user account.

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May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

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I keep getting the message: Could not find a plug-in to read the linked file "...". Choose Replace to select another file or Ignore to leave the link unchanged. 

I get this even when I open a file from a properly packaged folder which i downloaded from my google drive. This is frustrating.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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You might want to contact Customer Care and have them check it out remotely.

https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html

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Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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Whay happens if you place your .ai file inside the Links folder then open it? Same issue?

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Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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yes, same issue.

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Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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Hi. Please try changing the parent folder's permissions to Write & Read and "Apply to enclosed items": https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/change-permissions-for-files-folders-or-disks-mchlp1203/mac

 

Marlon Ceballos.

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Jun 02, 2022 Jun 02, 2022

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Tried this, couldn't work, even right down to the very packaged folder.

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