This should only occur if the stuff is really scattered in different directories on different drives. As far as I understand it, the routine scans all folders below the topmost folder/ drive of the hierarchy that was used to replace the first image, but never outside it. so if the first image is in folder /XYZ/ABC, but other images are in TUV/XYZ/ABC, only XYZ and below will be covered. I still believe it is not working correctly and should not suffer this limitation, but for the time being I'm not aware of any way to change it otehr than keeping everything in the same place, that is a dedicated project folder.
I agree with Mylenium. Apply to all is only applicable in case where missing files are supposed to be replaced with same name files and all the missing files are in the same folder hirarchy.
Thank you both...
I understand what you are telling me. I understand about having images in the correct folder. What I don't understand is why it happens when I link to a particular image (with those options checked) and the image does not update every instance of that image within the file. If I click 'repair' and check 'apply to all' - navigate to the image - select it - then shouldn't it update every instance of the image within the file? If not then why have the 'apply to all' option? If this is an illustrator issue I'm very surprised since for the most part illustrator is pretty user friendly and logical.
Yes, you are correct. But I am seeing this issue in my CS3 too, are you not? Which version are you using?
I recommend you reporting this issue to Adobe via https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform , so at least we have fix for it in future.