Actually, a gedcom file can include all of the multimedia links so they would not be lost so long as the newly-created PAF file is in the same location as the one with errors. (i.e. relative links point to the right places) The new file will need a different name or Windows will replace the old file with a new one that is empty (a frightening thought!) When the gedcom file is imported all of the photos, videos, and audio clips will instantly be there. Gedcom is amazing.