same file name in same folder.
no files moved or renamed.
did notice common thread, all of them are part files.
folder has over 12k of files, is this the issue?
are you using PDM?
if you are, this is expected behavior when you don't have a local copy of the drawing in your cache.
what does the dialog box say?
its the browsing dialog box to find and open the drawing. even though the drawing is in the folder its open to and under the same name as the part it should be referencing.
what happens if you open the drawing manually?
Does this happen with all drawings?
Are you absolutely sure they have the same name? 100% same file name
if i open it manually, it opens. still requires me to browse next time.
as stated above, only part files.
yes, we have been using SW for 16 years. always with the same naming convention. could i have misnamed one or two? sure. this is happening with virtually every new part file. I work with 20 - 50 a day. the names are the same.
This is happening to me as well, except randomly with parts or assemblies. It's never been a problem before - seems to be a 2016 issue. Quite frustrating.
Check the drawing, is it referencing the correct part from the correct folder?
Maybe you have duplicates or wrong references?
Make sure file names are 100% identical - There might be an extra space in the file name without your notice
In the window explorer, can you copy the part file name and paste to drawing file name
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