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Update an Image in InDesign

Community Beginner ,
Aug 20, 2020

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Is anyone else having an issue with "Update Link" in InDesign?  It keeps saying "This file is already open by another user or another application. This file may be stored on a network server and cannot be opened until the other user closes it."  Which isn't the case because the image is on my desktop.  I have to restart my computer every time I make a change to my images.

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I just uninstalled InDesign and did a fresh install.  That fixed it.

 

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Update an Image in InDesign

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Is anyone else having an issue with "Update Link" in InDesign?  It keeps saying "This file is already open by another user or another application. This file may be stored on a network server and cannot be opened until the other user closes it."  Which isn't the case because the image is on my desktop.  I have to restart my computer every time I make a change to my images.

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I just uninstalled InDesign and did a fresh install.  That fixed it.

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 20, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Sorry to hear about your experience. Would you mind sharing version of the OS & InDesign? Does it happen with a specific file or all? This information will help us assist you accordingly.

Looking forward to your response.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

 

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Catalina

10.15.6

 

InDesign

15.1.1

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 21, 2020

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Thank you for responding. Does it happen with a specific document or all?

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 25, 2020

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It's happening to all of them.  I opened a completely different file to test.  When I update my image the "Update Link" icon is grayed out.  It won't let me even click on it.  I have to click on "Relink" and that's when the message comes up that the file is being used by another user.  I'm not even on a shared drive.  This is from my desktop.  I have to restart my Mac everytime I want to update an image.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 25, 2020

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Now I'm trying to import that revised image into InDesign and I'm getting that message.  A fresh import, not a relink or update link.

 

Bill

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I just uninstalled InDesign and did a fresh install.  That fixed it.

 

Bill

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