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Component getting detached upon paste

I think this issue has been around for almost 3 years. I love the tool, but this behavior is pretty destructive, especially because you often don’t know why, when, and where it’s happening. So much so that there’s a dedicated plugin to re-attach symbols.

I sounded like there was some type of fix at work, but that was 2019.

Any update?

Hey @Jung_Lee_ESI :wave:

Usually for this to not happen, you have to have your libraries enabled. Is that the case?
Is this happening randomly, or always with the same components?

What are you copying from where and to where? If you are copying an instance from one file to another, are all components this instance depends on published to the library?

This behavior was improved last summer and now it should mostly happen only when you are doing something a bit wrong. (But could still be some bugs around this, which should be reported to Figma support team via the support request form or support@figma.com.)

Yes, there are plugins like Master that can help you attach instances but if you are copying an instance from a non-published file, for example, it won’t be able to help.