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by Mikethebook
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Unknown Error Messages Re Scrivener & Dropbox
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Unknown Error Messages Re Scrivener & Dropbox

Okay, I decided to find the offending file as you suggest and it is obviously alien to Scrivener. None of the other numbered/lettered folders contains such a file. The dat file is identical in size to the notes.rtf file also mentioned in an error message and also contained in the folder where it is ...
by Mikethebook
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Unknown Error Messages Re Scrivener & Dropbox
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Unknown Error Messages Re Scrivener & Dropbox

Thanks for your replies. I'm somewhat baffled. I did a search for dat.nosync files in Dropbox and in my backup file that is synced to Dropbox. I found one in each case, the same file I think which is as it should be. I don't want to start fiddling around in deeper stuff so I cleared out Dropbox and ...
by Mikethebook
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Unknown Error Messages Re Scrivener & Dropbox
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Unknown Error Messages Re Scrivener & Dropbox

Drat! It's happened again and for no apparent reason. Though this time it stopped after I clicked on Cancel seven or eight times. It seems to happen when I'm working in Composition mode. That's the only pattern I can see. Time I contacted Dropbox I think.
by Mikethebook
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Unknown Error Messages Re Scrivener & Dropbox
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Unknown Error Messages Re Scrivener & Dropbox

Thanks for your reply. I'm not sure what you're saying applies. My automatic backups are set to zip files. I recently changed from saving 25 backups to 10 because I didn't think I needed the higher number. Whether that has anything to do with the error messages I don't know. But hopefully, it won't ...
by Mikethebook
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Unknown Error Messages Re Scrivener & Dropbox
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Unknown Error Messages Re Scrivener & Dropbox

Thanks for your reply. I decided to go ahead and allow it. That seemed to be the only way to remove the error messages. Dropbox is just a copy of a backup section for Scrivener projects. But that backup section is also backed up to Time Machine, iDrive and to external bootable copies on Carbon Copy ...
by Mikethebook
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Unknown Error Messages Re Scrivener & Dropbox
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Unknown Error Messages Re Scrivener & Dropbox

I was working on a novel in Scrivener 3 on Mac when the two attached error messages came up one after another. I've no idea what they mean or why appeared but I may have hit a few keys together that caused it. The thing is that I use Dropbox only for storing Scrivener backups (both zipped and unzipp...
by Mikethebook
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Lost Folder Contents
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: Lost Folder Contents

Thanks for the advice! I'll check that out.
by Mikethebook
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Lost Folder Contents
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: Lost Folder Contents

Great! That fixed it. I wasn't aware of Cmd-1. Maybe I need to read the manual. Thanks. In the middle of editing the final draft of a novel so that was a bit frightening.
by Mikethebook
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Lost Folder Contents
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Lost Folder Contents

I updated to Version 3.1.1 (running on Sierra) a few days back and all of a sudden I have lost folder contents. That is to say, the binder looks normal and shows the individual files (scenes) within a chapter which open fine but click on the chapter folder itself or the manuscript folder and they ap...
by Mikethebook
Thu May 24, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Most Recent Backups
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Most Recent Backups

Excellent!! Thanks very much.
by Mikethebook
Thu May 24, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Most Recent Backups
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Most Recent Backups

So the folder you use for storing backups doesn't get bloated you can select in Preferences to keep only the most recent backups, the choice being 3,5, 10 or 25. But if you elect to do this and you have say four projects in Scrivener but are only working on one of them for any length of time, isn't ...
by Mikethebook
Mon May 14, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Changing Novel Name
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Changing Novel Name

Thank you both. 'Save As' works for me because it puts the right name at the top of the project as well as saving backups with the new name.
by Mikethebook
Sat May 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Initial thoughts on Scrivener 3
Replies: 1
Views: 1126

Initial thoughts on Scrivener 3

I've just found a way to upgrade my old Mac to Sierra, mainly so I could buy Scrivener 3. I've just installed it today and haven't found my way around it fully but have some initial thoughts. What attracted me most about the update was the Linguistic Focus facility for Direct Speech which works real...
by Mikethebook
Sat May 12, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Changing Novel Name
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Changing Novel Name

How do I go about changing the name of the project, the novel's name, and also the name for the backups? I sit day after day working on a project that has the wrong title at the top. It's probably very straightforward but I'm afraid of doing something wrong.