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error message when trying to package InDesign file

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Jun 01, 2023 Jun 01, 2023

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I am trying to package an InDesign file and am receiving an error message. "This document contains links to files/URL(s) that are not accessible. Please check your network connectivity or the original source of content." There are no errors in preflight. Placed graphics are linked. URLs in the document are correct. I am on Mac OS 13.4 and InDesign 2023 (just upgraded.)

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Community Expert , Jun 01, 2023 Jun 01, 2023

Are all of your imported graphics resident on your hard drive or are you working across a network or cloud server? If there are any items not actually on your hard drive try downloading them to your hard drive and importing them into the InDesign file. Then try doing the collect. This way you can know for sure whether it is a document problem or a server issue. If it is a document issue you could try exporting the file as an IDML and then opening that in your version of InDesign. This process ca

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Contributor , Jun 15, 2024 Jun 15, 2024

Hello, I had a similar case solved just because MacOS (or the user) didn't grant InDesign access to "desktop" or "download folder" etc or even "complete disk access". Do check those settings in System Settings > Privacy and Security > File and Folders and check whether InDesign has all the right switches set up.

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Jun 01, 2023 Jun 01, 2023

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Are all of your imported graphics resident on your hard drive or are you working across a network or cloud server? If there are any items not actually on your hard drive try downloading them to your hard drive and importing them into the InDesign file. Then try doing the collect. This way you can know for sure whether it is a document problem or a server issue. If it is a document issue you could try exporting the file as an IDML and then opening that in your version of InDesign. This process can remove some corruption from files.

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Thank you Bill! I exported as IDML and relinked files and that resolved the issue.

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Jun 02, 2023 Jun 02, 2023

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Happy to help.

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Hello, I had a similar case solved just because MacOS (or the user) didn't grant InDesign access to "desktop" or "download folder" etc or even "complete disk access". Do check those settings in System Settings > Privacy and Security > File and Folders and check whether InDesign has all the right switches set up.

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The Mac OS is a disaster - I hate Macs 

When I got the M3 processor Mac - anytime I went to do anything - 'are you sure you want to access files on the desktop'? 
YES I want to access files on the COMPUTER!

 

'Do you want InDesign to have access to video' 

YES I want to use the computer the way I want to use it.

I went through about a week of constant access queries from the OS.

 

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