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I am trying to make a backup copy of my game that I have been working on for the past 3 years and I have it saved on an external hard drive and I want to put a copy onto my desktop.

The files and game is copying just fine until it reaches the same issue:

"Item not Found. Could not find this item This is no longer located in F:/Gamefolder/Gamename/Temp. Verify the item's location and try again."

I follow the path and don't see any folder called Temp and I don't recall one being there either but what also bothers me is when I tried it earlier, it said it couldn't copy it because it was open in Unity, long after I close it(and I checked task manager to be sure)

Does anyone know what this file is or what it does? Also I've put the metadata on so that the game opens normally without me having to set up everything again. Does anyone know if this is necessary to do that?

I'm not a beginner but I'm not a pro, I learn as I go so if any screenshots could be provided they would be a massive help :)

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I guess you should not need to worry if it is inside of Temp folder. \$\endgroup\$ – Muhammad Faizan Khan Dec 6 '17 at 12:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it would be better answered on the Unity Community site \$\endgroup\$ – MrCranky Dec 6 '17 at 13:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MrCranky just because a question is on-topic elsewhere does not necessarily make it off-topic here. \$\endgroup\$ – DMGregory Dec 6 '17 at 15:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ True, but it is a question not about games development but about how Unity works. The criteria for migrating to SO is "Would a professional game developer give me a better/different/more specific answer to this question than other programmers?" Feels like the same criteria should apply here: would a gamedev give a different answer to someone on the Unity community site, if not then perhaps this question belongs there. \$\endgroup\$ – MrCranky Dec 6 '17 at 15:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MrCranky "Would a professional game developer give me a better/different/more specific answer to this question than other programmers?" Yes, since Unity is a game-development software. \$\endgroup\$ – Charanor Dec 6 '17 at 19:32
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Files in the Temp and Library folders can be ignored when copying, backing up, or checking in a Unity project. Aside from being very large and inconvenient to move around, everything in these folders is derived data which will be regenerated by Unity when you reopen the project.

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If you do not want the popup saying the lock file not found. you can copy and paste it to the new folder while Unity editor is closed and it will not do that.

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