In CS5 can you export the document to an IDML file.
Then open that IDML file in CS6?
For the prompt reply. However that doesn`t work, I`ve just tried it and all the links and attempts at linking the missing images doesn`t work; I`m still left with 2000 plus images that won`t link.
As far as I know there was no change in SWF support in CS6. Can you place a SWF file in a new document?
Have you tried the troubleshooting step of restoring your InDesign preferences?
Yes I can place the old SWF file into a new CS6 document and that works well, but I`m talking about 3 books of a total of nearly 10,00 images, which is a lot of time of replacing old for new,
Maybe I`ll stick with the interactive books staying in CS5 because I can`t see any material benefit of upgrading them to CS6, unless they were to be EPuped from their present CD Rom format?
However I do think it is a dreadfull oversight of Adobe not to stop me be penalized in a large slice of my profession, interactive second language book production, for the good intent of upgrading my CS Master Suite,
If you can place the SWF in a new document, then it appears that some subtle corruption has occurred. It's hard for me to believe that saving as an IDML doesn't work since that creates a new document.
You didn't answer the question about restoring your preferences, however.
If you can place new files - and the old links are broken you can use the
Relink to Folder, or
Relink to Extension
From the Links flyout menu (top right of Links Panel)
That should automatically restore all the links from a single folder (or multiple if you want to go through multiple folders.
Maybe package the CS5 file so you get the Links in one folder.
Then Relink them using CS6 relink options?