Variables tied to components self-delete

I’m having issues with variables being retained in my prototypes. Variables continue self-deleting on their own. I haven’t nailed down on recreating the bug yet, but from what I’ve noticed is that when moving frames, with variables linked to components I have created, to another file, these variables get deleted when moving the frame back into the original file. I’ve looked in all my collections to confirm my concerns, and the variables are indeed missing.

I have created multiple full-fledged prototypes, applied variables, and then these variables get removed mysteriously - including their associated groupings - brings concern to me and is urging me to stop creating in-depth prototypes with variables.

Hey Terry, thanks for flagging this!

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