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Oct 13, 2020

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Here's what happened:

  1. I have 4 smart objects linked to File A and I have 1 smart object linked to File B.
  2. I accidently moved File B in the Finder, then I mistankenly re-linked that amart object to File A
  3. When I relinked Layer 5 back to File B, Photoshop also relinked Layers 1-4 to File B when they should be linked File A.

 

So, how do I get the smart object linked to the correct files?

 

Thanks for any help!

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Smart Objects Linked to the wrong files...

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Oct 13, 2020

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Here's what happened:

  1. I have 4 smart objects linked to File A and I have 1 smart object linked to File B.
  2. I accidently moved File B in the Finder, then I mistankenly re-linked that amart object to File A
  3. When I relinked Layer 5 back to File B, Photoshop also relinked Layers 1-4 to File B when they should be linked File A.

 

So, how do I get the smart object linked to the correct files?

 

Thanks for any help!

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You might want to take one of the smart objects, right-click to the right of the layer name in the Layers panel, and select New Smart Object via Copy. Then relink to File B.

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Thanks for the response Myra, but I don't see that option.  I'm using Photoshop 2020.

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Where you click on the layer is important. In the Layers panel, on a layer with a smart object, you'll see the thumbnail, the name of the layer, and blank space to the right of the name of the layer. Right-click in that blank space. That's where the context menu will appear. 

 

But you can also select the layer and go to Layer > Smart Objects > New Smart Object via Copy.

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To clarify, the option does not appear in the right-click menu for the right of the layer menu and it's also greyed out in Layers > Smart Objects menu.

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Do you have a layer with a smart object selected?

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Yup!

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Would you be able to share a screenshot of your Layers panel with the layer selected and the menu that shows up?

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take a any object, then right click to right layer name in the panel and copy to select new smart object. Now you can unlink to this file

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