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Fixed in 2021.1.X



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"Could not extract GUID in text file at line" error without file name when importing prefab

Asset - Database


Reproduction steps:
1. Open new project
2. In Project window, import attached file "GUID.prefab"
3. Observe Console window

Expected result: All GUID errors are "Could not extract GUID in text file Assets/Scenes/GUID.prefab at line <...>"
Actual result: Some GUID errors are "Could not extract GUID in text file at line <...>"

Reproducible with: 2018.4.27f1, 2019.4.11f1, 2020.1.7f1, 2020.2.0b4

  1. Resolution Note (fix version 2021.1):

    Fixed in 2021.2.0a1

Comments (2)

  1. svhunt

    Apr 16, 2022 02:11

    It appears to still be an issue with 2021.2.14f1 at least for mac(m1/metal) when using visual scripting.

  2. nixsnake

    Nov 23, 2021 18:53

    Got it in Visual Scripting application: Clive the Cat's 'Visual Crypting' tutorial project
    Unity version: 2022.1.0a15 and 2021.2.3f1

    Could not extract GUID in text file UserSettings\Layouts\default-2022.dwlt at line 296.
    UnityEditor.WindowLayout:LoadDefaultWindowPreferences ()

    Broken text PPtr. GUID 00000000000000000000000000000000 fileID 8458124308623808283 is invalid!
    UnityEditor.WindowLayout:LoadDefaultWindowPreferences ()

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