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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by konsic, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. konsic

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    When I saved my project in Unity 2018.2.6, I copied the whole folder on usb.

    Then I cpoied the files, on friend's laptop and he has Unity 2018.2.7.

    He can't open the project. Unity doesn't recognize the project.

    How to save the project so that he can open it?
     
  2. Joe-Censored

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    What you describe should have worked. My guess is you didn't actually grab the entire project folder, or your friend is not opening the correct folder.
     
  3. konsic

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    What folder should he be opening ?
     
  4. Joe-Censored

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    Whatever you named the project folder.
     
  5. konsic

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    When we opened the folder, Unity couldn't recognize project to open.

    What do I need to do to save the project properly ?
     
  6. Ryiah

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    Have him delete the Library folder on his end. It wouldn't surprise me if that's the culprit. It often is. :p
     
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  7. konsic

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    What/where Library folder is ?
     
  8. Ryiah

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    It's in the root folder of the project with the other folders (Assets, ProjectSettings, UnityPackageManager).
     
  9. jhocking

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    I would be curious for more detail here, because I'm suspicious you may be understanding "opened the folder" differently than we mean. What exactly are you doing when you open the folder? As in, the exact menu items and buttons you click on.

    Also, what exactly does "couldn't recognize project" mean? Something like an error message is being emitted when you hit the Select Folder button on the dialog for Open Project?
     
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  10. konsic

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    I copied the project folder from usb on his PC. When we opened the folder, we couldn't found anything to run.
     
  11. jhocking

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    I specifically asked what "opened the folder" means to you, so simply repeating that phrase doesn't help. And I also specified what sort of information I am after: the exact menu items and buttons you click on.

    Let me try a different direction: to open a project in Unity, click "Open Project" in Unity's File menu, click the Open button in the resulting window, and then click Select Folder when you navigate to your project folder. Is that what you did?
     
  12. konsic

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    By double clicking with LMB the folder to open it. Like any other folder. (in windows)

    No, that way there wasn't available path on Unity opening menu the to folder where we copied it on hard drive.
     
  13. JeffDUnity3D

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    Where did you copy it on the hard drive? Please show a screenshot of where you copied it, using Windows Explorer, then a screenshot of your Open Project dialog in Unity. When you open the correct folder, under it you should see subfolders like /Assets , /Library etc
     
  14. konsic

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    On his PC we copied it on drive D:/alpha folder. alpha is the name of my Unity project.

    On my PC I created Unity project on D:\uProjects\alpha

    So, when he opens Unity alpha is not visible to his PC as a Unity project.
     
  15. JeffDUnity3D

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    I believe you forgot the screenshot? Please provide the a screenshot of d:\alpha and the subfolders.
     
  16. konsic

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  17. JeffDUnity3D

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    So your friend would want to select D:\Uprojects\Alpha at the Open Project dialog in Unity. I trust that you are showing the screenshot of the system actually having the issue.
     
  18. konsic

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    I copied that folder alpha on usb and copied it on friends PC on D. He couldn't run it from folder of select it from Unity project tab.
     
  19. JeffDUnity3D

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    You are saying different things now. D:\UProjects\Alpha is different than D:\Alpha, and still no screenshot from the problematic system. Please show a screenshot of "Open Existing Project" dialog from Unity from this system. From what you've told me so far but just guessing, they should simply type in "D:\Alpha" in the Folder text box of this dialog and then click on the Select Folder button. And I trust that you simply tried copying to D:\UProjects\Alpha instead of D:\Alpha too, right? Shouldn't be necessary, but there is some step that you are not sharing or aware of yet. And of course they need read permissions on the D: drive. Have they saved and opened other projects on this system and on this drive, but just not this one? As a test, can you copy it to their C:\Users\[username]\Documents\UProjects\Alpha location?
     
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