iOS 11 and DropBox Syncing Issues

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kewms
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:55 pm Post

Have you inspected the project to see *why* it is so huge? Until you identify the root cause, creating additional copies of the project is unlikely to help.

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Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:27 pm Post

And no. 1 step, turn of WiFi and any other internet connection until you have solved the problem, so the dropbox app on your Mac doesn’t instantly mirror everything you do in your Dropbox folder on your Mac
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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Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:03 pm Post

Outside of locating the files in Finder, I do not know how to inspect the files. I am sorry I am so ignorant. I used to consider myself somewhat tech facile, but I am being humbled. Is there a way to inspect the file while it is open in scrivener?

I think turning off the WiFi is a good idea, once I have a plan clear in my mind. I appreciate your patience and help.

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Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:20 pm Post

A Scrivener project is not a file. It is a folder looking like a file in Finder. Apple calls it a package.
Right-click on the project in Finder and choose Reveal package content. Then identify what you have in your package that gives you such gigantic projects.
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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Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:38 pm Post

Thank you so much! I have done this and found three HUGE photo libraries!!!
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These were all created at the same time. I have no idea how!
I think duplicating my ENTIRE photo library THREE times could be a problem. Not only that, my hard drive is about to get a lot lighter.
Now, once I remove these files, how do I go about not propagating this from iOS?

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Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:54 pm Post

Now, a civilized file! :)
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:03 am Post

drdcm45 wrote:Thank you so much! I have done this and found three HUGE photo libraries!!! Screen Shot 2018-02-12 at 5.27.12 PM.png These were all created at the same time. I have no idea how!
I think duplicating my ENTIRE photo library THREE times could be a problem. Not only that, my hard drive is about to get a lot lighter.
Now, once I remove these files, how do I go about not propagating this from iOS?


Yeah, that would be a problem... I helped another person in a similar situation, In that case, they were attempting to import just *one* image into the project, and an errant drag-and-drop brought the entire library along for the ride.

Once the slimmed-down project syncs to Dropbox, iOS Scrivener should recognize it as the newer version and all should be well. I'd recommend taking an extra backup on the Mac side, though, so that you can recover easily if something untoward happens.

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Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:04 am Post

Thanks for your help