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Linked files are not on any page in document

Explorer ,
Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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This is rather mysterious and I don't know what to do about it.  I have been placing small groups of files into my document and noticed that a few didn't show up by the pointer when I was placing them under their part numbers.  Checking the links panel, I find that they claim to be in the document, but they are not indicated as being on a page, off a page or waiting to be placed.  They are just no where.  Note these are not multipage files that are not expanded. These are single page image pdfs.  
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Notice that 111 Rabbit Poster and 114 same sheet do not have the orange link to their location and cannot be found using "Go To Link".  I cannot seem to delete these from the links list.  I was also able to individually try again with those files and place them successfully.  Can anyone tell me what is going on?

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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I would start by exporting to .idml and opening that, then resaving as a new .indd file and see if the phantom links have disappeared. Then place the files again.

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Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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Back saving to 17 seems to have cleared it up.  Doing that was also fortunate as the original became corrupted and unrecoverable after inDesign crashed a short while later.  

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