I recently updated AE to version 17.0.2, to fix the bugs we know about.
However, since this update (at least I think), the "Collect files" features in AE doesn't work anymore for me. So if I click on it and select the destination folder, I'll have the AE in this folder, as usual... but no "(Footage)" folder. At first I thought it might be hidden, but it's not. If I open the AE and reveal in Finder one of the assets, it's still in its "old" folder.
Does anyone have this problem too? I didn't see any post about it.
Show us the complete interface with screenshot where we can see Project panel. May you have just footage created into After Effects like Shape Layers, or Solids, or Adjustmente Layers, etc. Or show us Collect Files dialog box where we can see checkboxes please.