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Problems with missing library in Design System

Hello Figma Support.

We have problems with missing libraries.
We create our websites with a Design System (DS) as a shared Library (LIB). Several designers are working on the LIB / DS.

Problem:
Lately the message “Missing Library” appears in many files and we can’t find the error. Although when we removed ALL ELEMENTS & PAGES and have a blank Figma-File, the message ”missing library” still appears.

Possible scenarios:
• Someone put components from other community LIBs into our LIB/DS and published it.
• Then somebody delete/removed the other LIBs from our Figma Account/Dashboard. (we cannot restore it)
• We don’t know anymore which LIB or component it was.

Version history doesn’t work!
After going back to the date when everything worked fine with our DS (via the version history) the message “Missing Library” is still there. When we “go to the component” Figma searching for a file that is “still not found”

We want to delete/remove these components. We need help, to solve this problem.

Kind regards
Tobi

@Tobi3 Thanks for reaching out. I just pushed this to our support team to take a closer look. They’ll be reaching out via email!