Ok, I solved the problem. Turns out one of my files was missing the component field type. I have added this in and the component field is now back to its original state. I have a feeling there was someone poking around without my knowing... Thanks though for getting back to me!
Hey there, Edward.
It could be due to some old caches / indexes stored in your JIRA that might have caused this to occur. Can you please try to perform the following steps and see if you are still having the same problem:
Thank you for the reply. I tried the steps you suggested but it didn't solve my problem and seemed to cause a lot more unwanted problems in Jira. The only other information I can think that may be relevant was that I updated 6 plugins yesterday (I only remember greenhopper and the universal plugin manager). Until then the component field was fine. further to this, the component text in the project administration side of things has also changed to admin.projects.components.
Did you install a new language pack or accidently removed the installed one? I ran into something similar some time ago when Atlassian switched to community driven localisation. Maybe reinstalling a language pack would solve your problem?
Check https://translations.atlassian.com/ for fresh language packs.
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