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by kinsfire
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Triage! Recovering Scrivener Files From Cloud Storage Errors
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Re: Triage! Recovering Scrivener Files From Cloud Storage Errors

I found your blog post when I came across the horrifying message "Scrivener project file not found" after starting up my Windows machine after shutting down the Mac. Your post helped. In my case, the conflicted copies were the OLDER ones, so I just deleted any file that had Conflicted in i...
by kinsfire
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Windows 1.0.3 version EXTREMELY slow on closing
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Windows 1.0.3 version EXTREMELY slow on closing

Okay - I tried it with auto-backups disabled, and it closed immediately. (Put a nonsense word at the end of the chapter I was working on and saved, then closed.) When I reopened the file, I re-enabled auto-backup, but removed the ZIP option. Now it closes properly. Mind you it works fine on the Win7...
by kinsfire
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Windows 1.0.3 version EXTREMELY slow on closing
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Windows 1.0.3 version EXTREMELY slow on closing

I'm running it on an XP machine (SP3). The XP machine takes as much as three minutes to close a project. This is being saved to a hard drive that doesn't seem to have a speed problem with other programs. Only Scrivener takes forever to close a file/project, even if the project is brand new, with bar...
by kinsfire
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Open on multiple machines error
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Open on multiple machines error

Okay - that makes sense. Thanks.
by kinsfire
Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Open on multiple machines error
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Open on multiple machines error

I admit that, yes, that is my way of backing up the projects. Part of it is that I'm trying to avoid a thousand copies of one project on a limited space drive.

Suggestions on a better backup method?
by kinsfire
Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Open on multiple machines error
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Open on multiple machines error

Further note - found the culprit. It was hiding on my USB drive. A user.lock file from 11/4/11. It kept getting copied over. Why wasn't the Win7 version of Scrivener complaining, though? That file was moving back and forth between machines.
by kinsfire
Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Open on multiple machines error
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Open on multiple machines error

I'll let you know on the Win7 machine, but having just closed it on the XP machine, I noticed that the file disappeared the second I closed the project.
by kinsfire
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Open on multiple machines error
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Open on multiple machines error

user.lock, by chance?
by kinsfire
Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Open on multiple machines error
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Open on multiple machines error

I wonder how long it takes to do it? I usually shut off Scrivener and then open up Windows Explorer, move to the proper directory, and then do a drag and drop. It takes a minute or more to get to the point where I'm ready to drag-and-drop.
by kinsfire
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Open on multiple machines error
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Open on multiple machines error

When I move the folder from my Win7 laptop to my XP desktop, I always get the error telling me that the file appears to be open on multiple machines, and might cause corruption if I continue, yadda yadda yadda. *grin* The thing is, I am always shutting the program down first on the laptop, then copy...
by kinsfire
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: scrivener crashing!
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: scrivener crashing!

robini - something to do is go through your document (in OpenOffice) and make sure it's not using Smart Quotes. That will do the 'fancy' double quotes, but also a 'fancy' apostrophe/single quote. (Might even want to do it in Word, if you've got it - Word has the ability to recognize the difference b...
by kinsfire
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: (NOT) Importing pictures in NaNoWriMo edition
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: (NOT) Importing pictures in NaNoWriMo edition

Glad to have been of some help.

And you'll note that I was right, at the beginning of my starting this thread? It WAS my fault! *grin*
by kinsfire
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: (NOT) Importing pictures in NaNoWriMo edition
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: (NOT) Importing pictures in NaNoWriMo edition

Oh, and the files dragged-and-dropped onto the Research corkboard (sub-corkboard?) without a problem, by the way.
by kinsfire
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: (NOT) Importing pictures in NaNoWriMo edition
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: (NOT) Importing pictures in NaNoWriMo edition

I solved it, and learned a valuable lesson. I had stored the Artwork folder (imaginative name, huh?) in the .SCRIV folder, for ease of locating the files. They would not import from there. When I moved the folder up a single level, to the NaNoWriMo2011 folder (another imaginative name), which is the...
by kinsfire
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: (NOT) Importing pictures in NaNoWriMo edition
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: (NOT) Importing pictures in NaNoWriMo edition

Okay - now I'm REALLY confused. I tried a different JPG - and it imported without a single problem. The files aren't corrupted, because I can open them in Photoshop and GiMP without error messages.

Apparently ONLY the files I want are not importing.