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Force full rebuild of project .exe file

While doing some test packaging, I've noticed that my project exe file never gets rebuilt, even though the "Full Rebuild" option is checked in ProjectSettings->Packaging->Project->Full Rebuild (in the advanced drop-down pane). The timestamp on the executable goes back at least a week, probably from the very first time I did a test build of this particular project.

Anyway, this is a Blueprint-only project at the moment, running on Windows 7.

I've tried all sorts of voodoo and cargo-cult incantations to force a truly full rebuild without any cached stuff getting in the way: moving the Source and Build directories out of the project directory, cleaning out all the files in the Saved and Intermediate directories, and then run packaging again, but to no avail. I'm still stuck with a week old executable.

So how do I get packaging to rebuild the executable?

Sidenote: I suspect this could possibly be the reason behind the icon problem discussed in https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/18221/packed-game.html since, presumably, icons are embedded into the executable rather than linked from an external file. Or maybe I'm way off here...

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asked May 19 '14 at 11:15 PM in Packaging & Deployment

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I'm having the same issue... anyone?

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Hi all,

Thank you for your report. We were not able to investigate this on the engine version you reported, but there have been many version changes to UE4 since this question was first posted. With a new version of the Engine comes new fixes and it is possible that this issue has changed or may no longer occur. Due to timetable of when this issue was first posted, we are marking this post as resolved for tracking purposes. If you are still experiencing the issue you reported in the current engine version, then please respond to this message with additional information and we will investigate as soon as possible. If you are experiencing a similar, but different issue at this time, could you please submit a new report for it.

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answered Apr 08 '15 at 08:43 PM

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