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Hi all, I have a problem with my links and servers. I want to change my servers, because actual one is to old and do not have enough capazity. Now I have to renew the link, because Indesign couln't find the old Serverlink

 

All my folders and datas are located/linked to a local server named TeraStation Buffalo - my actual path is 

/TS5400/credo/clients/xxxx/zzzz/yyyy.pdf

 

The new Server is a Synology DS218+ and the path is

/Syn/credo/clients/xxxx/zzzz/yyyy.pdf

 

Is there any option to renew ALL links automatically and I do not mean "To connect with new folder". Is there a general option maybe in Preferences? I guess I am not the first one, who wantsw to chance server.

 

PLEEEEAAAASE help. Thank you

Fanny

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Correct answer by Chad Chelius | Adobe Community Professional

I'm assuming you are referring to Hyperlinks that you've created in InDesign? Now you want to update the server path to all of those hyperlinks to the new server but maintain the path? InDesign doesn't have a feature to do this unfortunately. What you can try though, is saving your InDesign document as a .idml file. This file is technically an .xml file. If you open it up, you should be able to perform a find/change using a text editor and update the path to those hyperlinks. Save the file, then re-open in InDesign. I just did a quick test and this seems to work.

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Rename Links // Indesign

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Hi all, I have a problem with my links and servers. I want to change my servers, because actual one is to old and do not have enough capazity. Now I have to renew the link, because Indesign couln't find the old Serverlink

 

All my folders and datas are located/linked to a local server named TeraStation Buffalo - my actual path is 

/TS5400/credo/clients/xxxx/zzzz/yyyy.pdf

 

The new Server is a Synology DS218+ and the path is

/Syn/credo/clients/xxxx/zzzz/yyyy.pdf

 

Is there any option to renew ALL links automatically and I do not mean "To connect with new folder". Is there a general option maybe in Preferences? I guess I am not the first one, who wantsw to chance server.

 

PLEEEEAAAASE help. Thank you

Fanny

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Chad Chelius | Adobe Community Professional

I'm assuming you are referring to Hyperlinks that you've created in InDesign? Now you want to update the server path to all of those hyperlinks to the new server but maintain the path? InDesign doesn't have a feature to do this unfortunately. What you can try though, is saving your InDesign document as a .idml file. This file is technically an .xml file. If you open it up, you should be able to perform a find/change using a text editor and update the path to those hyperlinks. Save the file, then re-open in InDesign. I just did a quick test and this seems to work.

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I'm assuming you are referring to Hyperlinks that you've created in InDesign? Now you want to update the server path to all of those hyperlinks to the new server but maintain the path? InDesign doesn't have a feature to do this unfortunately. What you can try though, is saving your InDesign document as a .idml file. This file is technically an .xml file. If you open it up, you should be able to perform a find/change using a text editor and update the path to those hyperlinks. Save the file, then re-open in InDesign. I just did a quick test and this seems to work.

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If you are referring to graphics, you can relink to another location using the Links panel menu OR package the file and update the links when packaging. 

If hyperlinks, follow Chad's excellent advice.

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Hi Fanny,

look into a script by Kasjan Servetski, scroll down to category Links:

http://kasyan.ho.ua/scripts_by_categories.html

 

Maybe this one could be the one you need:

http://kasyan.ho.ua/indesign/link/relink.html

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

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Or maybe this one:

http://kasyan.ho.ua/indesign/link/restore_paths_of_links.html

 

Just test the scripts with a duplicate of your document.

Please come back if you found a solution that fits.

And of course if you are into trouble.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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