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Today, I will explain how to fix broken file links.
One of the most common problems for beginners when using After Effects is broken file links. A broken link is a condition in which the location and name of the imported files are changed and the linked material cannot be viewed. Here’s how to solve these broken links!
What is a broken link condition?
You will receive this alert when there is a broken file link.
This is how the color bar appears. This is the status of the broken file link!
How to solve a broken link
Restore the material to the file path
First of all, you can solve the broken link by restoring the material from the link!
Expand the [Project Panel] horizontally to display the detailed items! The material link is displayed in the [File Path] section.
Change the name of the material to the same name as shown in the File Path, and change the location of the material to the same place as shown in the File Path!
The linked material is now again available for reference!
In the Project Panel, you can right-click on a disconnected file and import it again by clicking Reload Footage!
I have imported successfully! The broken link is now resolved, and the color bar display disappears.
In case you cannot put a broken file back in its location, rename it, or replace it with different material.
In such cases, we will resolve the link breakage by reconfiguring the link in After Effects.
Right-click on the broken link file and select Replace Footage > File.
A dialog box appears. So, in this window, the location of the selected files will become the new link.
This concludes my explanation of how to solve broken file links!
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