It's not perfect but InDesign's linking system has a bunch of useful features that would speed things up in a heavily linked Photoshop file that loses its links (we work on a server so breakages happen with file archiving, publication shifts etc.).
- Allows you to copy the current path: Often if you know where the program thinks the file is, you work out where it now is and quickly amend the path accordingly if you can copy the current path.
- Intelligent highlighting: once you get to the right folder, InDesign will highlight, in the file dialogue, the file with the right name - where as Photoshop requires you to highlight it yourself.
- Intelligent relinking of multiple files: If InDesign finds one file in a particular folder, and notices other missing links in the same folder, it will relink them at the same time. Photoshop asks you to relink each file. (InDesign seems to [sometimes] even work out if somethings in a subfolder of the relinked path.)
- Separate links palette: To manage lots of links, it's super handy having a dedicated palette which takes you to your link (in the layers palette and the layout); a quick way to see how many links you have; what the link/modification status of those linked files is.