1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 1, 2010 2:23 PM by Mark C. Dahm

    Search for missing file - can't remove it


      I keep getting "Searcing for missing file"  I cancel it and shut the system down and it comes back every time.  When I go into the pictures there is a little red broken box at the bottom of them.  How do I stop this?

        • 1. Re: Search for missing file - can't remove it
          Mark C. Dahm Adobe Employee

          When you 'add' your pictures to Starter Edition, the program notes where the file is, and creates a reference thumbnail representation of the picture for you, so that you can work with a large collection of files in different places on your hard drive. If you move or delete any of your pictures, that will result in outdated references to your files in Starter Edition. That is what is meant by 'missing file'; the file has been moved, deleted, or renamed.


          The way to make it stop is to delete the picture of your file (with the red icon) in Starter Edition, because it is no longer able to locate the original moved/deleted/renamed file.


          The other way to fix it is to move the file back to wherever the program 'thinks' the original file is.