Have a book I've been working on. For the last few weeks, every time I open a chapter it says "[chapter] missing. Do you want to postpone recovery?"
I click yes and the chapter opens fine every time. I was sure that Packaging would solve the problem but it doesn't. Clearly the chapters are not missing and there is nothing obviously wrong with them — I've been working on them through several versions.
How do I solve this?
Question two: my understanding of color management is limited at best. Apparently, I turned on something in Bridge that wants to color manage everything. Now I also get notices every time I open a chapter that the color management "policy" doesn't match. If it did what I needed, I wouldn't mind but what I need is for all illustrations to be CMYK and there is no "policy" for that — only ones that either relate to the monitor (Apple Cinema RGB) or printing (American SWOP) so it's not useful anyway. How can I turn this off? I've looked in Bridge and Indesign and can't find a way to turn this off.
For the recovery problem, you might try emptying the recovery folder. See InDesign crashes upon launch while attempting to recover a damaged document which isn't exactly the same problem, but should point you to the recovery folder.
In Bridge, are you currently set to synchronize apps? What settings are selected? Are you in North America, or someplace else?
If you don't want color management warnings open Edit>Color Settings and uncheck the Ask When... warning boxes.
InDesign docs can have a mix of RGB and CMYK objects or colors, which are color managed by the document's RGB and CMYK color profiles. The profile policy is set when a doc is created and determines whether profiles are assigned to the document and saved with it, or the Color Settings Working spaces are used instead (if a policy was set to Off). InDesign documents are always color managed—you need a CMYK profile to convert CMYK color into your monitor's RGB space for display. The policies simply determine which CMYK profile is used.