3ds texture

i get a problem with the 3ds files you can export with blender:spin:.
if i export a model with a texture and i open it later, the texture is gone.:confused:
can anybody help me, i realy need it for a project i am working on.
please help me as soon as possible so i can go on with the project (i’m working with a group so i can’t let them wait very long)

thank you so much if you can help me.