How to create an independent copy of a project?

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By mineralman

Hello everyone,

I am new here, I am learning GODOT and I want to have the possibility to modify the copy of a project without altering the original one, the goal is to make small index project on which I can rely to create and learn.

Thank you

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: SteveSmith

Copy the complete project folder into another folder. You will also need to edit the project.godot file, in particular the line that starts with config/name=“The Project Name” and give it a unique name. Otherwise, Godot won’t let you import it if it thinks a project with the same name already exists.

Ahhh, I applied your solution , and it worked very well, thank you very much, so to remind the steps to follow;
1)- go to the file that contains your godot projects
2)- go to the project you want to copy, copy it and put the copy somewhere
3)- open the folder of your copy, you will find a file named (project) open it with the notepad
4- go to the line that starts with config/name=" the name of your project" and change the name, like the example below;
config/name=" the name of your project"
config/name=" the name of your project_copy"
5)- Save your notepad file
6)- also rename your copy so that you can locate it and put it in the folder that contains your godot projects
7)- start GODOT, with your project manager and select (import) opens the folder of your copy and click on “project.godot” and voila! you can edit your copy without modifying your original project.

mineralman | 2022-11-30 12:00

I am using Godot version 4.0 and had the same question. What worked for me was to create a duplicate of the project, import the duplicate and then change the name.