Do you have Scrivener for IOS as well and sync it regularly?
I've found that this happens if I open the IOS version of my file from the previous day before the Mac one. Afterwards as soon as I open the Mac one the wordcount seems to be carried over from the day before and not reset. If I open the Mac one first there doesn't seem to be an issue.
I'm not very tech savvy, so although I have read some of the posts on this subject I am a little in the dark about the difference between IOS files and Mac files.
My project target feature was working magnificently, up until today, when it has remained doggedly at 0. I am very keen to get it working again as it is a great incentive in maintaining my daily writing schedule.
I have started and re-started my MacBook Air several times, to no avail. The only thing that stands out today is that I attempted to sync my iPad Air to my MacBook Air (without success)... I never got a chance to even start the sync in iTunes.
Any idiot proof advice would be greatly appreciated, please!
Sorry - should probably have created a new thread for my query, but just to close this off, and in case it helps anyone, I have stumbled upon the solution in my particular case.
The problem related to one folder which I had created, then inadvertently moved to a Research folder. When I moved it back, it appears to have been no longer operational in terms of Project Targets etc. I discovered that today when trying to compile. The other folders in the group compiled, but this one did not. I created a new folder, pasted the content from the defunct folder into it, and my targets began working again.