Back annotation not working

Hello, has anyone managed to back annotate successfully?
When I try to back annotate after annotating the PCB it says it can’t find the reference say C1.
C1 is there but it can’t find it.

Details of your KiCad version and OS please

… and a lot more information.

What functions are you using for the back annotation?
In which program are you not finding “C1”?
Was you project correct before you started this backannotation?

Application: KiCad (64-bit)

Version: (6.99.0-3780-g6ddc5c1a6e), release build

wxWidgets 3.2.1
FreeType 2.11.1
HarfBuzz 4.2.0
FontConfig 2.14.0
libcurl/7.83.1-DEV Schannel zlib/1.2.12

Platform: Windows 11 (build 22621), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW

Build Info:
Date: Oct 5 2022 07:17:56
wxWidgets: 3.2.1 (wchar_t,wx containers)
Boost: 1.79.0
OCC: 7.6.0
Curl: 7.83.1-DEV
ngspice: 37
Compiler: Visual C++ 1929 without C++ ABI

Build settings:

With a working project I use this geographical reannotation in the PCB editor.
Then I go to the schematic and try to update the schematic with update schematic from PCB.
Then in update schematic from PCB I get error like it can’t find symbol, sorry not the component.

Error: Cannot find symbol for footprint ‘D1’.
Error: Cannot find symbol for footprint ‘D3’.
Error: Cannot find symbol for footprint ‘LED2’.

Not sure if this is the correct approach but there’s not much information on this.

At the start of your steps you should run the “annotate pcb from schematic” command as a first step (prior to re-annotating in the pcb-editor). This ensures that schematic <–> board is correctly synchronized at the start.

Also your version (6.99.0-3780-g6ddc5c1a6e) is from the nightly development branch and is at least some weeks old. If you work with development-versions I would recommend to update at least with 2…3 weeks interval.

That is ancient history and there have been so many bug fixes, that there is little point trying to analyze the issue.
Download the latest Nightly, which will install as 7.0
This is very close to the expected first true release now.

This creates a new tree of directories under Documents/kicad.
Copy your project over and report back

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