I have seen this error to appear when there are some special characters like "/ ", "\ " etc. in the file name of the links.
Ex: Sample\test.ai has the "\" in the name of the file
So , rename these files and remove the special characters , re-link and then it should work fine.
Is ID patched to 7.5.3?
There was a bug, but my recollection is it was in CS5, not CS5.5, but you should update just to be sure.
And the advice about special characters is very much on-point. Spaces, and extremely long paths, can also sometimes cause problems.
Thanks for the advice, but update did not help. Am experimenting w/links, but most of the links that look like they could be a problem, have been packaged before in many other projects. It's a mystery so far.
I still have that gut feel that it is the special character problem in the file name.
Can you provide the screen shot of the folder where you have the links file present , with there complete file name.
Yes, those are files, like I mentioned, that have been copied numerous times already, without incident, no problem. Thanks anyway. Could they just start to be an issue, after having been used successfully so many times?
Just wanted to say thanks. This thread solved my problem as well. I had a link with a slash in the filename and I couldn't package the document. I had packaged that link previously and it worked, but whatever. Renamed the file and the document packaged fine. Thanks Bob.
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