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Fixed in 2020.1.X

Fixed in 2019.3.X



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"Failed to load window layout" error window is shown when trying to open projects and specific regional format is chosen



Steps to reproduce:
1. Open Control Panel -> Region
2. Change Format to Turkish (Turkey)
3. Create a new project or open an existing one

Expected result: Project is opened
Actual result: "Failed to load window layout" error window is shown and only "Quit" button works

Reproducible with: 2019.3.0b2, 2019.3.0b6, 2020.1.0a2, 2020.1.0a8
Not reproducible with: 2017.4.33f1, 2018.4.10f1, 2019.2.9f1, 2019.3.0b1, 2020.1.0a1

Workaround: Change your operating system "Region & Language" settings to English (United States)

- The bug is also reproducible with formats: Turkish (Cyprus), Azerbaijani (Latin, Azerbaijan), Azerbaijani (Cyrillic, Azerbaijan)
- "Revert Factory Settings" and "Load Default Layout" buttons just go back to the same "Failed to load window layout" error window

Comments (29)

  1. McMinty

    Dec 25, 2021 18:59

    Didn't work for mine. I am running it on linux, but i don't think that was the issue. Fixed it as follows:

    1: Close project
    2: Go to <Project Directory>/UserSettings/Layouts
    3: Delete all .dwlt files
    5: Open project
    6: Drink the Coffee

  2. tefloon

    Jan 29, 2021 21:44

    The best, easiest and the least inconvenient solution I found is as follows:

    1) Go to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Unity\Editor-5.x\Preferences\Layouts\default
    !!! To be able to see the "AppData" folder you need to enable showing hidden files in Windows !!!

    2) Copy the file Default.wlt (or any of the others, really)

    3) Go to <Your Project Folder>\Library

    4) Delete file CurrentLayout-default.dwlt

    4) Paste the file Default.wlt and change it's name to CurrentLayout-default.dwlt

    TL;DR - Copy the file Default.WLT to your project's Library folder and change it's name to CurrentLayout-default.DWLT

  3. msyoung2012

    Nov 28, 2020 21:31

    This issue is not fixed as of 2020.1.3f1 on 11/28/20

  4. maclark86

    Sep 27, 2020 07:36

    also having the issue just creating a new project and opening it in in 2020.1.5f1

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  9. vladoshi

    Sep 17, 2020 21:49

    2019 worked fine. Had to upgrade for an asset. Used Unity hub to upgrade to 2020 and get this error every single time with everything old or new.

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