I've tried a few of the scripts, but they don't seem to play with CS5, unless I'm doing something wrong....
Kasyan, that was one of the scripts I tested yesterday, but it didn't seem to work
Try this: Create a folder "Version 6.0 Scripts" in your User Scripts folder, and put Kasyan's script in there. (This special folder name instructs ID to relax a little on the error messages.)
I just tested it on CS5 (7.0.1 Mac) and it works for me. I am not lucky in that our admin haven't changed our server names for years, so I don't have such a problem -- even when I open a file created on Windows on Mac, or vice versa, InDesign silently updates all the paths, it finds them even if a folder name changed.
So I made a little test:
1. Created an ID document on Windows (CS3)
Paths of links looks like so:
2. Deleted "images" folder -- otherwise ID finds them
3. Opened, converted and resaved the document in CS5 -- all links are missing now
4. Restored the deleted folder in Links panel paths look like so:
(ID tried to find missing links and screwed paths up)
5. I manually relinked a link to see a correct path -- it looks like this:
6. Reverted the document.
7. Run the script with parameters on the sceengrab -- all links were restored.
Note: Preferences > File handling > Preserve image dimensions when relinking should be checked on.
As far as I am concerned, I don't have this problem -- but often see on forums that other people encounter it -- that's why I wrote this script (and its numerous variations). But I have no idea how useful/less it is, and if it works for anybody except me.
Anyway, if you want me to continue developing it, I need more detailed input, sample files, screengrabs, etc -- just saying that it doesn't work is not enough for me to figure out the problem.
P.S. To quickly get path of a link in CS4/5, right click in Links panel and choose "Copy Platform Style Path"