When more than one object gets returned from a parcel at the same time, Second Life does not send them back to your inventory as individual objects. Instead, it will lump them all together into a single bundle. This bundle will appear in your Lost and Found folder as one inventory item, even if there are 5, 10 or 100 objects actually inside of it. The bundle will only show the name of the first item in the bundle while it is in your inventory. To see what else is inside this bundle, you will have to rez it out. We recommend finding a sandbox to do this in, to make sure that there are enough prims available for whatever happens to be inside the bundle.
Some additional things to look out for:
- Because bundles only show the name of the FIRST item in the bundle and nothing else, this means that the inventory search bar at the top of your inventory window will not help you, as it cannot search inside of bundles.
- Bundles should have a different icon next to them than single objects do. This is often represented as a stack of smaller boxes, rather than a single large box.
- If you still can’t find your missing objects, you should try clearing your inventory cache in your viewer preferences. This is usually under the “Network & Files” or “Network & Cache” tabs in most viewers. Look for the “Clear Inventory Cache” button, not the standard “Clear Cache” button as that only clears texture caches. You will have to close and restart Second Life after clearing your inventory cache.
- Returned objects NEVER go back to their creator, they only go back to their OWNER. This is a false rumor. Second Life simply does not work that way, nor has it ever.
- As a general rule, you should never return anything that you want to keep. Return is for taking out the trash, it’s like a bulldozer clearing a lot for new construction. It is not a tool of finesse, and is known to eat objects. Always remember to properly pick up things that you care about, and only use the return function if you have other copies of the object or don’t care if you lose it.
If following the above advice does not allow you to find your missing object, we have options for replacement. For older transferable tables, we recommend visiting our store and touching the MIGRATE sign on the wall. This will convert all of your existing transferable game tables over to our new copy/no-trans mesh game system, so that you can’t lose them again in the future. This should work even if you’ve lost your game table. Once you migrate, your games and themes will also show up on our store’s redelivery terminal. You can learn more about migration by visiting this page.