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I am trying to export an InDesign file to PDF and am receiving two error messages. First - "This document contains links to files/URL(s) that are not accessible. Please check your network connectivity or the original source of content." Second - Failed to Export the PDF file." Preflight window there are no errors. Links window are to the placed photos. I can't find a URL or email address in the document that is not correctly associated under the hyperlinks window with the real URL or email address. I have read to export as a mark up file and have done that, but to no avail, continue to receive the error message. Document is a two page bulletin to be emailed to a group. Operating system is Windows 10 Pro. Creative Cloud just updated recently, automatically.
Thank you for your help,
Links window are to the placed photos.
Are any of the Links CC Library assets? Have you checked that all have a Status of OK?
Links are to the placed photos located on my external hard drive. Nothing is from CC Libraries. All links are "Status: OK". All hyperlinks in the document are correctly associated under the hyperlinks window with the real URL or email address.
I am having the same exact issue since updating to InDesign 2020.
Me, too. How do I deal with this? I can't make a PDF right now.
Are you on a mac or PC? It is all about the permissions on macs. Go to system preferences, security and privacy, privacy tab. Click the lock icon and login. In the full disk & access and files & folders, make sure all adobe programs are checked. If you can't do this which I couldn't at first, you will need to update your os.
THIS WORKS! Thank you so much!
Worked for me too. I dread updates. Only for these forums, I would be totally lost! Thank you.
Thanks! This solved the issue for me, after I had updated my work Mac laptop to Big Sur
Thank you! Worked for me too!
Thank you this worked perfectly. I recently upgraded to Big Sur and did not giver permission to access my documents folder on my hard drive.
THANK YOU so much! I upgraded my system to Big Sur 20 Aug 21 and since then Indesign was struggeling. Very very slow. I deleted prefs, zapped the PRAM, installed older version to just be able to do a simple text document. 3 days later, I installed the lates verison again and found your link. thank you! Apple support could not even help me.
Thank you so much. It is fantastic to find solutions here in this community. This worked and I would never in a million years figuerd this out myself.
its 2021 now and this helped me!! thank you
Wow! Same here…2021 and it helped me too. Never had this happen before but this worked, thanks!
Sorry to hear about your experience. Would you mind sharing some more info like:
1. Version of InDesign.
2. Is it happening with a single document or with all of them?
3. Have you tried resetting the preferences of InDesign? (If not, please try following the steps on https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/setting-preferences.html#restore_all_preferences_and_default_...)
Please note that resetting preferences will remove all the custom settings and InDesign will launch with default settings. You can also take a backup of the folders in case you want to. Location is mentioned in the article.
If this is happening with a single document, try to convert document to IDML and then try to export. Let us know how it goes.
Looking forward to your response.
I'm using InDesign 15.0.1. It's happening with all my InDesign documents (and there are a lot as I do layout design work every day). I tried resetting preferences but it didn't help, so I uninstalled InDesign and then reinstalled. So far, that seems to be working. I'm not sure if it's a Catalina and InDesign issue, but after installing, InDesign asks to access files from my desktop. We'll see how things go.
Unfortunately, the re-install did not solve the issue. Every time I open an InDesign document, I can't export as a pdf because I get the same errors mentioned at the beginning of this thread: ("This document contains links to files/URL(s) that are not accessible. Please check your network connectivity or the original source of content." Failed to Export the PDF file.") Within the links panel, all links are shown as linked. I have to relink all the images every time I open the document. This is a serious and inefficient problem!! Please help!
Note that this problem occured after installing InDesign 15.0.1 and upgrading to Mac OS Catalina. (I also tried installing InDesign 14.0 and have the same errors.)
I am having this same exact issue on my mac, except I recently upgraded to mojave.
Where are these files stored? Network? Local? Dropbox? OneDrive? gDrive?
The files are stored on my local drive.
Can you please answer the problem to this for WINDOWS 10 users?? The link to the PDF on the link you shared does not exist. This is incredibly aggravating!
PROBLEM: “This document contains links to files/URL(s) that are not accessible. Please check your network connectivity or the original source of content.”
HELP! (I AM NOT ON A MAC)
Hi All, I have found a similar discussion on https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/export-from-indesign-to-pdf-failed-cannot-place-this-file/m-...
Please check if the steps provided help you out. Let us know how it goes.
Like being mentioned in the thread as referred by Ashutosh, placed PDF files can contain various kinds of faulty content, but also file restrictions.
Could you try creating a Package and see if all files are gathered correctly, so there are no mysteriously missing files ? Does Export still result in the same error ? If so, then could you try testing your file with e.g. half of the pages recursively, in order to close in on the troubling page and placed content ?
@AshutoshRox and @Peter_Villevoye,
I'm not sure you are understanding the issue as your two comments above do not relate to the problems we are having. Please refer to the top of the post from Phili4.
I am using InDesign 2020 15.0.1 on OS Catalina. Every time I open an InDesign document, all images in the links panel are not properly linked (even though they show that they are). I have to relink every image each time I open an InDesign document (even if I opened it yesterday) in order to export as a pdf. I do not place PDF files into InDesign. All the files are jpegs or Adobe Illustrator files. This is happening to all my InDesign files, not just one. No errors in the preflight window and all images and text appear to be linked properly.
I get this error when exporting to a pdf, unless I've relinked all images again.
"This document contains links to files/URL(s) that are not accessible. Please check your network connectivity or the original source of content." "Failed to Export the PDF file."
I have deleted InDesign preferences and uninstalled and reinstalled InDesign with no luck. Not sure what to do here. Let us know if you have any solutions.