one of our ex-juniors changed the full file-server structure because of -who knows?-
Because of an internal initial decision that we don't make packages (????) ALL our links are missing.
Problem / situation:
initial file server structure (example)
products - product name - visuals - old name.psd
new structure (example)
visuals - products - product name - high res - new (other!) name.psd
this is not only for images but for almost every possible asset (logo's, swatches, ....)
Main problem: when opening an .indd almost 90% of our design files (approx. 1000+) have approx. between 60 and 100% missing links.
Anyone an idea how to streamline the process to solve this problem without doing it manually?
This can be done using InDesign scripting. There might even be already some script out there that can update paths of links. A web search might be useful as might be browsing the relevant ID forum and its sub-forums.
This one http://www.drscripto.com/?p=8 works like a charm on a large scalled file-server system with lots of indd files and (renamed) links / assets / location and folders.
I strongly recommand this after testing this afternoon !