On a Mac (I haven't tried this on my PC)I have noticed a diference between CS5.5 and CS6 in regards to relinking files.
In CS5, when I would relink a file (or find a missing link), if the file with the same name of the file I was relinking was in the current folder I was in, the file would highlight - thus indicating the file is there and easily able to relink.
In CS6, however, the magic highlighting is gone. If you need to relink a file, and you search a large picture directory it can take awhile to find your file name and sometimes your file name is forgotten already when you press relink, even more at the top of the dialog box of your relink, the whole file name is not even shown. There is ellipsis and several of the characters and often I have files with similar names and it is hard to tell the difference.
I hope I am express the problem clearly.
And, I am hoping there is some help I can get on this!
Thanks, as always!
Does the Link Info pane in the Links panel help?
When you select the link and then open the Links Info panel, it displays the full information.
If you right-click, you can copy information from the Links Info panel.
I hope that this makes it easier for you to relink.
Thank you very much for your reply.
Fortunately, I know there are workarounds to make it easier to relink, but I was just curious if there was a reason why this feature of CS 5.5 was removed. This is just a timesaver that I don't think necessarily needed to be omitted.
I will use the workarounds, as you said, to make it easier, but I was there was way to make CS6 simply operate the same way that CS4/CS5/CS5.5 did.
Same problem but different cause:
I'm facing the same problem but not when i UPGRADE from CS4 to CS5.5, rather when i UPGRADED my OS X from 10.6 to 10.7 (go figure)...
Hmmm... So, it was working before yon CS5.5 but now it doesn't?
It is such a pain, still to not have the filename highlighted and having to search through and click on every file name you want to relink!
No it was working befor and after i upgraded to CS5.5, the problem started after i upgraded my mac OS (from 10.6 to 10.7), that what i mean when i said "Same problem but different cause"... and i upgraded to 10.8 yesterday and still the same problem!!..
You may find it useful to do a complete reinstall of the OS instead of just updating (no migration; clean reinstall of the OS and all applications). Contrary to Apple opinion it doesn't always work.
I have the same problem. I've always found that highlight very useful, and now it's gone! (I upgraded from CS5 to CS6, but in this case it feels like a donwgrade...)
Are there any plans to fix this?
Same problem here, most annoying! That feature was something I really relied on, working with files with hundreds of links. What's the deal, Adobe? - Where's the fix?? I've seen complaints about this issue dating back for months!
In CS 5.5 it used to re-link all files that were found in the folder of the link you just re-linked. With one re-link action it would often re-link multiple links. CS6 no longer appears to do this. Has anyone else experienced this and do you know how to fix it?
This is not an OS problem, it is an Adobe problem. Our studio is running Mac OSX 10.6.8 (and has been for a long time). We upgraded from CS5 to CS6 (skipped 5.5) and now have this problem.
Adobe, please fix this ASAP in an update. This is one of those small things that really helps speed up your workflow and being without it is a pain in the R's.
Same problem for me, but on Windows 7:
My original install was CS5.5 on Windows XP.
Upgraded to CS6, still on Windows XP. Problem didn't manifest.
Got a new PC with a fresh install of Windows 7, installed CS6, and auto-relinking disappeared.
Peter Spier's solution works for me. I navigate to the folder containing the file, press ENTER in the blank name field, and it auto-populates with the exact same name and finds the file on its own. Just hit ENTER again to confirm. Thanks, Peter!
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