…and because of the different path structure, its not scriptable…
I can't see why you would be prevented from relinking cause of the path syntaxes. From the moment you can have some rules, you should be able to script this.
Its not the technical component, its the filesystem path structure.
We have an external company with hires images structered differently.
My logos come from /server/logos and pictures are in server/images/a-c …/d-f …/g-i
Our external parner has his hires stuff…yeah, i dont know really…e.g. all images in one folder.
I get the document back, as a source for the next flyer. Now I have to relink their hirres-stuff back to our clustered structure. Also the filenames and extensions have changed a bit.
As long as batching comes, i use the Dr. Scriptos script "Indesign_Image_Relinker_R22_RO.scpt".
And for the left broken links, which are in a different file format (my script pastes the filename without extension:) or the filename has be altered (for retuches), i have to relink manually:
Selcet image, (open tree if multi-link to copy filename), copy filename, press relink, choose fileserver, paste imagename, delete fileextension »» choose image
My script let me choose the image and automates all between, which comes in very handy!
Can you imagin a different approach?