saving problem

I started working on a terrain casually without setting the save location and then found the folder and moved it onto a different folder on my desktop. I keep hitting save scene and save project but no dialogue boxes appear and I can’t tell if it’s really saving. It’s certainly not updating the file on my desktop. I’m just afraid to close unity for fear of losing all my work.

What exactly is the problem you experience? You didn’t really ask a question here.

The only thing you should/can move or rename outside Unity is the project folder itself. Anything within that project folder must only be renamed/moved from within Unity.

If the finder shows you the file terrain.asset, it should also show you where that file is located. Go up the folder hierarchy until you reach a folder named “Assets”. Go up another level. This is your project folder.