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by mjohnson354
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to save and where to save scrivener backups
Replies: 21
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Re: How to save and where to save scrivener backups

lunk wrote:A detail, when you got the error message, did you test to Reveal in Finder as the box said?


Yes, I keep checking this -- it aligns with where I'm trying to successfully backup the file.
by mjohnson354
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to save and where to save scrivener backups
Replies: 21
Views: 20751

Re: How to save and where to save scrivener backups

First, you should not have Desktop & Documents in iCloud activated as that may be part of the problem. Scrivener needs access to the whole project package all the time, in one place, and with part of Documents only on the iCloud server and some on your computer, you might run into trouble. You ...
by mjohnson354
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to save and where to save scrivener backups
Replies: 21
Views: 20751

Re: How to save and where to save scrivener backups

You seem to have two identically named "live" projects. One in Dropbox->1_Scrivener Live, and the other in iCloud Drive->Scrivener Backups. You must be opening the one in the Scrivener Backups folder, which causes the error message. You should work out which of the two versions has the mo...
by mjohnson354
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to save and where to save scrivener backups
Replies: 21
Views: 20751

Re: How to save and where to save scrivener backups

Have you activated Documents and Desktop in iCloud? Hi Lunk, thank you, yes -- I have done this. Please see attached. Any further thoughts re. what may be causing the issue? It's troubling to get this error message every time I hope the backup to ensure that it's there correctly. (I'm not working o...
by mjohnson354
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to save and where to save scrivener backups
Replies: 21
Views: 20751

Re: How to save and where to save scrivener backups

Thanks Lunk, certainly -- please see attached. I've included a screenshot of the Preferences window, the location of the Live file (on Dropbox), and the location of the Backup (on iCloud Drive). With blacked out areas for confidentiality.

Looking forward to hearing your insights!

cheers,

MJ
by mjohnson354
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: How to save and where to save scrivener backups
Replies: 21
Views: 20751

Re: How to save and where to save scrivener backups

Hi Lunk, I'm new to Scrivener and struggling with the same error message listed above. I'm saving my live file in a particular folder on Dropbox. And within preferences I've tried to save the backup file location to another DB folder, to my desktop, and finally to my iCloud drive. Annoyingly, I keep...