Search Issue Tracker


Fixed in 2020.3.48f1, 2021.3.23f1, 2022.2.12f1, 2023.1.0a25



Found in




Issue ID




[macOS] .meta files are created inside a loadable plugin folders when it's imported into the project



Reproducible on MacOS, but potentially the same issue affects Windows and Linux

How to reproduce:
1. View the attached file's "plugin.bundle" contents
2. Create a project with the default 3D template
3. Make the .meta files visible (Edit->Project Settings->Editor->Version Control->Mode)
4. Import "plugin.bundle" to the project
5. View the imported file's contents

Expected result: Meta files are not created inside the .bundle files
Actual result: Meta files are created inside the .bundle files

Reproducible with: 2017.4.40f1, 2018.4.22f1, 2019.3.12f1, 2020.1.0b8, 2020.2.0a9, 2023.1.0a3 (checked)


*Additional requirements:*
|Disallow Drag and Drop into Bundle folders|h1. ✔️|
|Disallow Drag and Drop when multiple assets are selected|h1. ✔️|
|Prevent .meta file creation|h1. ✔️|
|Do not show plugin folders as folder in project browser two column view|h1. ✔️|
|Do not show plugin folders as folders in project browser one column view|h1. ✔️|
|Handle DirectoryMonitor message when deleting an already existing .meta file in a plugin folder correctly|h1. ✔️ |
|Write tests that ensure the AssetDatabase.ValidateMoveAsset and AssetDatabase.MoveAsset APIs don't allow moving assets into loadable plugin directories|h1. ✔️|
|Update AssetDatabase.MoveAsset & AssetDatabase.ValidateMoveAsset documentation to mention new restriction|h1. ❌|
|Write test to ensure folders named "bundle", "framework", etc. are still imported |h1. ✔️|
|Write test to ensure folders named "bundle", "framework", etc. can have assets moved into them|h1. ✔️|
|Write test to make sure you can move a loadable plugin folder to another folder with no imports on its children happening|h1. ✔️|
|Reimporting loadable plugin directories should not import their contents|h1. ✔️|
|Reimporting parent folders of  loadable plugin directories should not import the loadable plugin directories' contents|h1. ✔️|


  1. Resolution Note (fix version 2022.2.12f1):

    Fixed in 2022.2.12f1

  2. Resolution Note (fix version 2021.3.23f1):

    Fixed in 2021.3.23f1

  3. Resolution Note (fix version 2020.3.48f1):

    Fixed in 2020.3.48f1

Add comment

Log in to post comment

All about bugs

View bugs we have successfully reproduced, and vote for the bugs you want to see fixed most urgently.