What version of InDesign are you running? It could happen if you're using InDesign CS6 or earlier because they are unsupported in that operating system.
Thanks for your reply, I'm running InDesignCC 2017 Build 22.214.171.124. Likewise I'm running Illustrator CC 2017 Build 21.0.2 and Photoshop CC 2017 2017.0.1
The only additional plugin I have for InDesign is the Suitcase autoactivation, but I can't see why that would interfere with linked images and vectors.
I renamed the following: users/.../library/caches/Adobe InDesign/Version 12/InDesign SavedData
and also the
users/.../library/preferencesAdobe InDesign/Version 12/InDesign Defaults
Opened the software again and it worked perfectly - marvellous!
Then on the fifth or sixth linked file update the crashing started again.
Is there anything else I should be replacing?
Many thanks in advance.