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I recently started having problems with my image links. Indesign loses the links to the images, does not display it and sends a warning when I want to write a PDF. Then I have to relink every single picture and that takes a long time. Does anyone else have this problem?
Are the images on a shared network drive or some other resource that could become disconnected or really slow?
Apart from network issues.
Is it every file or just this one file?
If it's just that one file try File>Export and choose IDML
Open that IDML file in InDesign and resave it as an InDesign file under a different name (version number will do).
Try checking your links now - and try exporting the PDF with the new version of your file.
Are you using File>Package? This will help see potential problems. When you link one object, InDesign is not asking you would you like to link all items?
Are all the graphics, or at least a large number of them, stored in a single folder? You shouldn't have to relink every file if they are stored together. Linking one image should link to the others in the same folder.
Thanks for your support! I know, when you "link" one file again > all the other files find their way too, but in this case it didn’t work ... very strange and for the first time in years!
As a test, try changing your File Handling preferences:
Then I would try to eliminate an InDesign issue or a server issues.
To test InDesign...
To test the server...
These are not fool-proof tests, but should point you in the right direction.