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Indesign has broken links on a shared dropbox

Indesign has broken links on a shared dropbox

maradixon
New member | Level 2

has anyone had an issue where. indesign is not linking files on a shared dropbox?

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Re: Indesign has broken links on a shared dropbox

Mark
Super User II

This is almost certainly because Indesign uses links specific to each device and machine (i.e. they are in \Users\Documents\Dropbox and 'users' can be different depending upon the persons name).

 

You need to make sure everybody has an identical folder structure for this to work


 


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Re: Indesign has broken links on a shared dropbox

maradixon
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so we found out that my user name is changing to someone else when it shouldn't be:

 

Macintosh HD:Users:GDUBS:Dropbox (Swimsuits for All):•••2021 Creative•••:2021_Emails:07_July:070221_4thOfJuly_75%Off 2:246633843FW21_1496_O_COMBO_ROYR_291 copy.jpg
 
Macintosh HD:Users:kinsellaj:Dropbox (Swimsuits for All):•••2021 Creative•••:2021_Images:Cruise 2021:HiRes:SageFlowy_33923_640747_108.jpg
 
 
top is myself, but that is not my username.. bottoms is someone on my team - looking at same linked image and that is her user name.. tried it with all team members.. and all when looking at the same thing, their own user name comes up
 
that is not happening to me

 

Re: Indesign has broken links on a shared dropbox

Mark
Super User II

Everybody will have a different folder structure because their usernames will be different - based upon what they set their Mac up as initially. 

 

It will work for you as you are the one who made the file


 


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Re: Indesign has broken links on a shared dropbox

Basya
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So how do you link a photo in dropbox to an indesign file?

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