On Opening, Illustrator can't read linked files and adds multiple copies of linked images
On some files, on open, I receive an error regarding linked images and when trying to resolve, Illustrator adds multiple copies of the same linked image without actually fixing the original images. It'll add linked images into locked layers where there were no images.
This started in version 26.4.1 and have tested with uninstalling newer versions, opening the same files on older versions, and installing newer versions until the issue appears.
Screenshots attached where it shows it adding in linked images, even on layers that were locked and had no images on save.
Lisa, this requires an investigation. Please File > Package the file and send it over to email@example.com. If the package is too large, please use any file hosting service or a cloud.
Please add the link to this report (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447/suggestions/45721558) for tracking purposes.