iOS Version Can't Open Windows Scrivener Project on Dropbox

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Richardmcc
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Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:39 am Post

I have Scrivener on my Windows desktop, and I've downloaded the iOS version to my iPad Air. The problem is that the iOS version can't open a Windows-created Scrivener project on Dropbox, giving the error message, "Invalid project - The project cannot be opened because it does not contain a valid binder structure file. Please insure that the project had been fully uploaded from other devices and then try syncing with Dropbox again." Any ideas what I should do to fix this? I really want to be able to work on projects in Scrivener on both platforms. Thanks.

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kewms
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Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:55 am Post

Did you transfer the *entire* .scriv folder to the Dropbox folder on the Windows system?

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Richardmcc
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Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:55 pm Post

I originally copied and pasted the entire folder in Dropbox, and have saved it as a Scrivener project repeatedly since then. I have also tried doing a "save as" in Scrivener to the Dropbox folder. Nothing works.

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Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:05 pm Post

What version of Windows Scrivener?
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:08 pm Post

Version: 1.7.1.0

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kewms
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Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:32 pm Post

That's the problem. Only the latest version of Win Scrivener is compatible with iOS Scrivener. You can download it here:
http://scrivener.s3.amazonaws.com/Scriv ... taller.exe

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Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:41 pm Post

Okay, I had to fiddle with the Dropbox file folders, but I finally got it to work on my iPad. Thanks for the help!

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Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:19 pm Post

I have the same problem... would you please share what kind of "fiddling" you did with the files to make it work.

Thank you!

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Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:22 am Post

Where would I find this *entire* scrivener folder on Mac OS? I'm getting the same binder message after uploading a .scriv file.

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Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:49 pm Post

malcolm8 wrote:Where would I find this *entire* scrivener folder on Mac OS? I'm getting the same binder message after uploading a .scriv file.


What version of Mac Scrivener do you have?

How exactly did you upload the file? Do you have the Dropbox software installed on your Mac, or did you use the web interface?

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