I am unable to replicate this. I have tested by importing the theme test data into a site running 3.2.1-alpha and Importer 0.4. Then exporting that and importing again into WordPress trunk with the development version of the Importer.
Do you mean that no attachments show up in the media menu and the files do not exist in the uploads directory? Or that they just don’t show up in the actual post’s <img> tags?
If it was All Content then make sure that you checked the import attachments box during the import process. Also open up the XML file that you downloaded and check for attachments (you should be able to search for something like “<wp:post_type>attachment</wp:post_type>”).
Ok, I tried it and it did bring in attachments this time – but only some. On the original site there are 577 media items, 513 of which are attached to posts or pages. On the new site, the importer only brought in 113 items, and all 113 remained unattached.
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