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Fixed in 2021.1.X

Fixed in 2020.2.X



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Fatal error is not thrown and Editor continues to function when working directory is changed with Directory.SetCurrentDirectory

Asset - Database


Reproduction steps:
1. Open the attached project ("")
2. Open the repro scene ("SampleScene")
3. Enter Play Mode
4. Exit Play Mode
5.Unfocus and re-focus the Editor

Expected result: Fatal error is thrown, explaining that changing the working directory is not supported
Actual result: Fatal error is not thrown, Editor continues to function, creating any asset yields errors

Reproducible with: 2019.3.0a1, 2019.4.11f1, 2020.1.6f1, 2020.2.0b3
Not reproducible with: 2018.4.27f1, 2019.2.21f1

Note: When setting Editor's working directory through a script, it has to be set back to the original path manually, or fatal error should be thrown explaining that this is not supported

  1. Resolution Note (fix version 2021.1):

    Fixed in 2021.1.0a1

  2. Resolution Note (fix version 2020.2):

    Fixed in 2020.2.0b11

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