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Macbook won't see my indesign files nor exported pdf's anymore

New Here ,
Oct 27, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

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Hi, since yesterday my (new) Indesign documents and (new) exported pdf's aren't in my document folder while when I try to open the document folder with Indesign it show the documents in light grey. 

If someone could help me that would be great! Need to hand in some projects really soon! 🙂

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Community Expert , Oct 27, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

You do not Open PDF's in InDesign, you can only Place them (like images). You can only Open InDesign .indd files.

 

Je hebt Open gekozen en niet Plaatsen. InDesign kan een PDF alleen plaatsen, als een afbeelding. InDesign is géén PDF-editor. Open gebruik je alleen voor InDesign .indd documenten

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Oct 27, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

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Schermafbeelding 2022-10-27 om 15.01.12.pngSchermafbeelding 2022-10-27 om 15.00.53.pngAs you can see here, the folder of macbook documents doesn't show the pdf that is visible in the same folder when I open Indesign -> open

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You do not Open PDF's in InDesign, you can only Place them (like images). You can only Open InDesign .indd files.

 

Je hebt Open gekozen en niet Plaatsen. InDesign kan een PDF alleen plaatsen, als een afbeelding. InDesign is géén PDF-editor. Open gebruik je alleen voor InDesign .indd documenten

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Oct 27, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

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@Frans v.d. Geest you are right, but it seems to me that the OP question was to understand why the Finder did not SHOW the files (either PDFs and indd files). Of course, this is not an InDesign issue, but that's strange indeed.

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Oct 27, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

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It indeed was about why it didn't show in Finder. I called with the helpdesk and it seems to be a problem with the documentfolder itself and not Indesign. But for now I can export my files to downloads. Thankyou guys for your answers!

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Oct 27, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

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And... this is not new, it has been that way for many years...

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