On this page we have gathered together the resources that we found most useful when working with Unity meta files.
Something missing? We’re always looking to expand this page with more useful resources as we find them. So, please don’t hesitate to give us a shout if you have new information to share.
Version control in Unity
Instructions for enabling Visible Meta Files in the Unity Editor.
Instructions for configuring Unity’s built-in version control integrations.
Explanation of meta files, common issues and how to version control them with Perforce.
Unity file formats
How Unity uses YAML to store settings a human readable format.
Overview of Unity’s customized YAML library, UnityYAML.
The YAML specification (v1.2) that Unity’s text format is based on.
A Unity plugin to find meta file problems (missing files, corrupt meta files, duplicate GUIDs) before they get committed.
Instructions for UnityYAMLMerge, a tool for merging conflicts in Unity YAML files.
Didn’t find what you wanted? Try the FAQ
The resources above are mostly informational, rather than instructional. If you have specific questions or need help with a specific issue or error message you might want to try our Unity Meta File FAQ.