Photoshop CC (2014) keeps saying I am missing Linked Smart Objects but I'm not. Won't let me package any of my documents with LSOs.

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I have created multiple files in Photoshop CC (2014) that use Linked Smart Objects, and last night when using them at my office I had no problems with any of the files, or packaging anything.

Today however, accessing them from my home computer, when I open them I don't get any error messages and all my Smart Object links appear to be just fine, but when I go to package the file I keep getting the same error message: "Could not package the document because a linked smart object file is missing."

Nothing's been moved, renamed or deleted since I used it last, and I've even gone through, deleted the linked smart objects from the photoshop file and replaced them, but I still get the same error message.

My links appear as Missing: 0 / Changed: 0 in the lower left status bar. All of my links appear to be fine, they're not highlighted, they don't have a question mark or exclamation point icon, and in the Properties panel it's displaying that it's linked just fine.

And, in the Layer -> Smart Objects menu "Resolve Broken Link" is disabled.

I noticed there was a CC update, so I updated my Photoshop but that didn't fix it. I've tried "Saving As" and packaging from the new version and that didn't fix it.

All my Linked Smart Objects are housed in Dropbox.

I'm so confused and have no idea what's going on or how to fix this. Please help!





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Chris Cox

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Somewhere, one of your linked files has a broken link (file cannot be found) - which is likely when moving between systems, even if you think most of the files are in dropbox.
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Thanks for your response Chris.

But, I literally haven't touched anything, the files are all in Dropbox so nothing moved when I came home I just accessed the same PSD files.

Plus I don't understand, if there's a broken link why is it not showing up? Why are there no indicators at all in the program that a link is actually broken, and why when I redid everything and re-placed all the Linked Smart Objects (confirming they're all there) is it still giving me the message?
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You changed machines. Most likely one of the links is to something outside of dropbox.

It is giving you the message because when it checks every layer, one of them has a broken link.
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I figured it out! This was so confusing because Photoshop wasn't telling me WHAT was broken but it was telling me something was.

So I went into each and every Smart Object in my entire File library until I found one that alerted me when I opened it that it was missing its link. I had accidentally used an old version of a smart object in a linked object I use on every page.

I don't know why it couldn't have told me this right away, but if you have this same issue this method could fix it. :)

Now I have a new issue: Could not package the document because a color was specified using an unsupported color space. But I'll open a new thread if I can't figure it out.
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That means that one of the documents references a color book (.acb) that you don't have installed on your machine.
Yes, it sounds like we could improve the error messages in the package code.
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I keep getting this:
Could not package the document ‘[file name]’ because a color was specified using an unsupported color space.

In the few times I’ve had it I just manually collected files manually and didn’t bother to go through each file. This time there are a lot of linked files and it’s going to be painful going through each file trying to figure out what’s wrong.

Has anyone else had a similar error? Or is there a way to quickly find the file that’s causing the error?

Thanks!
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I've had the problem of 'Could not package the document ‘Insert File Name Here’ because a color was specified using an unsupported color space.' as well. Honestly don't know what would be causing it - it should be all RGB artwork – nothing special about it.
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You need to close out and reopen for it to show you which of the files still need to be linked. It should open up and error window
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man im using photoshop after like 5 years or so and im finding it more and more less usable, it has things that happen without me knowing like this linking of files, i just dropped a file and now somehow it's missing. oh but it shows in the design, how crazy is that, and i cant resize it. and whats worst, i cant find a way to fix the damn thing. im just thinking more and more in using another application, photoshop developers dont even seem to test their products