Change folder of all linked images

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Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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Good morning to all 

I'm new on the community.. I would ask a little help about a problem

I've got some Adobe Illustrator files with 40 - 50 images linked.

The ai file and all the images are stored on a shared folder on \\server-1

Now i need to move all the root folder with ai files and images files to new \\server-2

 

But all ai files lose the link to the images.

There is a way to update all images link replacing the \\server-1 folder to \\server-2 folder?

I found out some JS script, but give some error and i'm a very newby in programming for adobe illustrator..

 

Version CS5 15.0.0

 

Thanks in advance

Luca

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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Can you save a Package to the new location?

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Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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Yes.. I can save across shared folder...

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Ops.. no sorry.. I think i can not save as Package..

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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Ton has a good suggestion. Go to File> Package, this should allow you to select an address on the new server where the packaged folder would be saved. All needed links and fonts will be collected into the new folder, however, if some of the links have secondary links or additional needed fonts, these will not be packaged.

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Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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Thanks Luke for the screen shot and the suggestion

 

Unfortunately.. I don't have the Package voice in my menu FILE

I think is from CS6 and above version

I've a CS5

 

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Jun 16, 2021 Jun 16, 2021

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Hi to all again

I found out this post dated 2016

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/script-to-bulk-update-linked-image-paths/m-p/8552939 

It contains a script to save in variable all the info of picture linked in the document

Then we can extract the xml of all var, change the linked file location (from \\old-server to \\new-server) and reimport the xml to refresh all images linked...

Someone can help me understand if it could work ?

Run the script in my AI  give me an error..

Thank's

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