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Fixed in 2020.2.X

Fixed in 2020.1.X



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Files are renamed when dragged into Unity using file explorer

Asset - Importers


Reproduction Steps:
1. Create a new Unity project
2. Open File Explorer and locate an image or file
3. Drag that file into the project window
4. File is imported with a different name (name => _ame)

Expected result: File is imported into Unity with the same name as displayed in File Explorer
Actual result: The file has its' first character removed and an '_' is placed in front of the name

Reproduced in: 2020.1.11f1 and 2020.1.12f1
Not reproducible in: 2020.1.10f1, 2020.2.0b8, and 2019.4.13f1

Reproduces on: Windows 10, MacOS 10.15.7

Additional info:
-Assets are imported with expected names when imported using Assets - Import New Assets - Select file
-Bug appears to effect all file types (.cs files, tilemap data, pngs)

Comments (14)

  1. absurdnoize

    Dec 04, 2021 11:55

    Same issue using 2020.1.14f1

  2. HeathBarcus

    Jan 18, 2021 02:49

    Can't vote because this was "fixed" however it seems that it was not.

  3. Mattis

    Dec 11, 2020 21:19

    Finaly gone for me in 2020.1.17f1!
    Had the bug in 2020.1.16, same project upgraded to 2020.1.17 and the bug is gone!

  4. ModLunar

    Dec 07, 2020 12:10

    Had same issue, Unity 2020.1.15f1 on Windows 10 with a PNG file.

  5. stamatian

    Dec 05, 2020 19:54

    Having same issue on 2020.1.16f. I'm using Windows 10 Pro 20H2.

  6. benthroop

    Dec 05, 2020 18:32

    Seen in 2020.1.13f1
    It's not all the time.
    Windows 10

  7. kamen_rila

    Dec 05, 2020 06:10

    Even though, the release notes says it is fixed in 2020.1.16f, I still have the same problem. I am on MacOS Catalina.

  8. Lords101

    Dec 04, 2020 13:41

    Same issues but not all files where renamed with the _ when I drag and drop multiple files.

    I try several times and renaming is sometimes totally random.

  9. unity-werkstatt

    Nov 30, 2020 13:38

    _ust _nstalled _020.1.15 _ut _f _ou _dd _iles _irectly _n _older _nity _ill _mport _ith _o _ssue

  10. Spazius

    Nov 24, 2020 08:21

    _aving same issue here on 2020.1.13f1 with Windows 10 Pro

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