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


(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.


 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!


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


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!

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

  1. justmadeanacounttosaythanks says:

    thaaaank you!
    I spent forever tweaking a sound in audacity to get it right. I only had 1 copy in unity though. And when I deleted it I was about to give up. THANk YOU SO MUCH YOU HAVE KLfjDksljflskj!

    • eunity3d says:

      Greetings Mur,
      You need to right-click in the “Project” view area within Unity. This is where the menu will have the “Show in Explorer” option.
      Keep on creating!

    • DougFinn says:

      Right click on the Recycle Bin, select Open (do NOT select Empty Recycle Bin by mistake!), then right click on the folder or file(s) you want to recover, and select Restore.

  2. Junaid says:

    Hey, i accidentally deleted my entire project along with backups. i am absolutely screwed up. any one having idea how to undo it?

    • eunity3d says:

      Have you tried looking into the Recycle bin or going to the folder where your project was, righ-clicking and choosing “undo delete”?

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