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,
Yes, finally! Problem solved by allowing InDesign to access files and folder within System Preferences.
This worked for me too!
OMG this issue has been the BANE of my life lately! Thanks 2fold -- the Security and Privacy thing worked for me too.
Hurrah -- I am going to go out and celebrate!
I have wasted HOURS trying to resolve this.
Thanks everyone x
Hi, what happens when you are on a Mac at work and IT has no Apple experience and we run on PC servers? I have tried to grant access to Indesign but when I open my system preferences, I do not have the Files and Folders button on the left side to select. I am the admin of the computer. I am working on Catalina OS and trying to download the new OS as I type to see if it will show up. Please help!
You have to pick the Security & Privacy panel from the array of icons, and then you'll see the Files & Folders settings and grants. The images below are in Dutch, but you'll find similar options.
I am also, having this issue but on a PC. Moved the file to a MAC and no issues. How did I fix this issue on a PC?
Is the document you're working in on your own local harddisk or somewhere on a server ?
Note: the hyperlinks (URLs, email adrdresses) are of no importance to creating the PDF.
The error is about linked files, which seem to be(come) inaccessible.
Try running Indesign as Administrator. It worked for me.
This worked for me from this page:
(Relinking the folder)
Here is the orgiginal source: http://www.filerepairtool.net/blog/fix-indesign-missing-links-issue
Fix 4 – Copy links to Another Folder
The Copy Link(s) To command is especially for copying graphic files to another folder and then redirect those links to the copied files. This command is generally used for moving files to another drive like shifting documents from a DVD to Hard Drive.
Now after copying links to another folder check if you are able to restore missing links problem in InDesign.