Illustrator not updating links automatically

Community Beginner ,
Feb 25, 2020 Feb 25, 2020

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I recall that once upon a time when your file was missing links, if you relinked one file, Illustrator would find all the other linked files in that folder and ask you if you wanted to relink them. Now, Illustrator can only seem to find just the file you are seeking to relink. If I have a file linked twice in a document, Illustrator only relinks one of them, even through they are identical. What happened to this very important time-saving feature? I've been using this application professionally since Illustrator 88, and while it's come a very long way since then, in the last few years it appears to be regressing instead of progressing with the above mentioned example as proof.

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 26, 2020 Feb 26, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. Would you mind sharing the version of OS and Illustrator?
Also, I'd recommend checking out Update Links option under Preference > File handling & Clipboard and make sure it is set properly as per your requirement.

I am also attaching a screenshot for your reference:

Screenshot_8.png

Let us know if it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

 

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Nov 06, 2020 Nov 06, 2020

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I have also problems with missing linked files.

(I had a long time ago uncheck  the new the includ linked files) 

I checked above preterences, they are the same as yours suggested, so not solution for me..

I have windows 10, and it is uneven issue. I have files on computer. I am used to organizing work around this link problem and I probably challenge the illustrator with amount of linked files and pages.. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Here ,
May 06, 2021 May 06, 2021

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Hello,

 

I have the same problem. I tried the suggestion in Preferences as you mentioned, but no luck. I am running Illustrator 2020 on Mac High Sierra 10.13.6. This would be very helpful to figure out!

 

Thanks

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May 06, 2021 May 06, 2021

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I believe I may have figured out my mistake, I was using a new version of Illustrator and hadn't clicked the "link" checkbox in the Finder when Placing a file. Then after clicking "link" for the first time, subsequent times it was highlighted by default. Hopefully this is helpful to the other posters.

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