Photoshop: Generate image assets from layers - not working with multiple files from droplet

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I'm activating the generation of image assets from layers in an action, then made into a droplet, and I encounter a couple of issues (Photoshop 21.0.2, on Windows):

1) If I close the file in the action, assets are not generated because the file is closed before that can be done. I've tried inserted a pause in the action to give it time, before closing the file, but it doesn't help, since the image asset generator is only activated after the action has played completely. My current workaround is to simply close the file manually, not from the action. Playing an action (with image assets) from within another action (that closes the file) doesn't help at all.

2) The second issue is most likely related to the first one... I created a droplet to run that action, but if I drop multiple files on it, though the action runs on all images without a single failure, the image assets is actually only activated for the last file, and thus the assets folder is created only for that one. The only way to make it work currently is to drop an image on the droplet, wait a few seconds for the assets folder to be generated, then do the same with the second image, and so on... Once again, slowing or pausing the action doesn't help at all.

It isn't a problem with the whole action, which runs without failing, all the other steps giving the expected result. This is specifically an issue with generating image assets. Actually, an action that only activates image assets, and nothing else, will have exactly the same problems.

Regards,
Michael
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