Deleted Your Asset or File from Unity? Now Recover it!

OHNOOOOOOOoooooo…..

(Head on table)…  I actually needed that piece of my Unity project which I just deleted…

 Sound familiar?   Don’t give up hope!                                                                                                                   If you act carefully, there’s possibly a way to easily recover that deleted item! 

(Note: Instructions are for Windows users.)

 First: inside the Project pane,                                                                                                                            Right-click the folder which previously held your (now deleted) item.

delete-deleted-unity-asset-file-recover-lie-true-possible-possibility-justintime-unity3d-expert-help-save-your-project-down-deleted-helpful-helpless-solution-safe-undo

 Then click on the “Show in Explorer” menu option.

Then you’re Explorer window will pop-up. Click the folder where your asset was saved, and after it opens, right-click anywhere.

 Click “Undo Delete” from the menu, (above).   Look (below) your file has re-appeared!

recover-deleted-unity-asset-file-save-undo-help-rescue-expert-unity3d-project-deleted-hope-hopeful-helpful-recovery

(Open up Unity and you’ll see it re-add the asset to your project!)

recover-deleted-unity-asset-file-save-undo-help-rescue-expert-unity3d-project-deleted-hope-hopeful-helpful-recovery

TA DA!  😀

(Repeat the “Undo Delete” steps in the Explorer window, if you’ve deleted multiple files.)

Hope this Unity3d.Expert solution has saved your day!

15 thoughts on “Deleted Your Asset or File from Unity? Now Recover it!

  1. Dummiesman says:

    Oh my god this is a lifesaver. I imported an asset, the wrong one, so I proceded to select and delete this asset. Next thing I know is my *entire project* is deleted, including the C# dll’s.

  2. Marty Mcfly says:

    Thank you sooooo much for this. I had been working on a project for weeks, and one late night deleted an asset folder. When I saw my project basically disappear, I felt sick to my stomach.

    Thanks for saving my lunch!

Leave a Reply to Peter Malone Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>