Missing links indicates ID can no longer find the files at the location from which they were originally linked. This might happen if the files were moved, if they are stored on a network and you are no longer connected, or they are on some sort of removeable media which is not currently available.
The modified link indicates the file was found, but the size or timestamp is different than it was when first placed.
Thanks for your input.
However, I have not move the files anywhere, but everytime I open the file, it will prompt me.. which becomes silly and a hassle. Please advise whether i can stop it.
Thanks a lot.
Do you relink them? If you haven't done that, they will remain missing. If you have, and the problem occurs each time you open the file, there's something odd about the file or your system.
Sorry for picking up this old thread but we are experiencing similar or same issue here perhaps though indesign suggests links have been modified when they had not.
We update the links every time as they all have exclamation marks next to them despite them not having been altered since last opening of file.
It is becoming rather tiresome and an interruption to our productivity.
I am curious about your note "there's something odd about the file or your system".
We are working off files on a NAS drive - Drobo FS and using iMacs running Yosemite 10.10.2.
Any known issues and workarounds?
I'd really appreciate some help with this.
It never used to happen on same system setup though we have added more drive space in the NAS and possibly updated some firmware??
The remark was meant to convey that the behavior is not "normal" so it's most likely related to some system configuration. Does your backup software or virus scanner change the timestamp on the NAS?
I think I remember a problem with Extensis font management that caused Photoshop links to be seen as modified every time files were opened, too, but that was some time ago.
Does your backup software or virus scanner change the timestamp on the NAS?
Not as far as I can tell.
Are there particular test i can do for this beyond just opening a new folder/file and ensuring creation date is accurate?
I think I remember a problem with Extensis font management that caused Photoshop links to be seen as modified every time files were opened, too
Thanks, but my issue is with inDesign and we don't use Extensis font management.
The problem was in ID, but manifested with image files from Photoshop that always showed as modified though they had not been edited.
I think you need to keep digging in the stuff having to do with how the NAS is connected.