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by Three Blind Lice
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Possibly Lost Everything
Replies: 75
Views: 6030

Re: Possibly Lost Everything

The final facts: 1. The project upgrade script from Scrivener 1 to Scrivener 3 is a mess, not because it is buggy (which it is), but because it has no decent error handling whatsoever. The biggest problem is not that it will fail under certain circumstances, but that it will fail silently and leave ...
by Three Blind Lice
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Possibly Lost Everything
Replies: 75
Views: 6030

Re: Possibly Lost Everything

If you have reproducible project which fails upgrading on your hard drive please send it to tiho at literatureandlatte dot com. Scrivener is not bug free but you will be the only person who has found an upgrade project issue for many months. If not I will not respond further to your posts. I love y...
by Three Blind Lice
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Possibly Lost Everything
Replies: 75
Views: 6030

Re: Possibly Lost Everything

Interesting stuff. For a Scrivener project, each document is a separate file that takes up at a block on your SD at a minimum (based on how filesystems work). So if you update six documents, then save (whether manually or by pausing long enough for auto-save to happen), that's a minimum of six write...
by Three Blind Lice
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Possibly Lost Everything
Replies: 75
Views: 6030

Re: Possibly Lost Everything

Scrivener ALWAYS creates a copy of your project before upgrading, and upgrade takes place only if the backup is successful. In case your upgrade process gets your SD card full, you can always fall back to the back up before upgrading. No data is lost. Please, stop blaming the software for upgrading...
by Three Blind Lice
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Possibly Lost Everything
Replies: 75
Views: 6030

Re: Possibly Lost Everything

Some pics to make things clear: SD card - https://techreport.com/r.x/2016_9_21_SanDisk_unveils_prototype_1TB_SD_card/sandisk-1tb-med.jpg Thumb/Flash/USB Drive - https://www.hitechreview.com/uploads/2012/08/Kingston-flash-drive.jpg Crypto USB - https://www.cryptomuseum.com/crypto/ironkey/img/ironkey...
by Three Blind Lice
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Possibly Lost Everything
Replies: 75
Views: 6030

Re: Possibly Lost Everything

I've figured it out now. To make sure your data goes down the drain during the transition to Scrivener 3, you need to hit a certain corridor of free space. Not too much, and not too little. If you get it right, you work will be discarded very gracefully. No ugly noises or warnings. It's just gone. I...
by Three Blind Lice
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Possibly Lost Everything
Replies: 75
Views: 6030

Re: Possibly Lost Everything

Just as you can’t tell us not to post, I didn't. I tried to point out that you are getting yourself involved in different discussion than you think. tiho_d's quote was from a different thread and about a differnt subject. Nothing to do with working off grid or using Dropbox. And sorry if I came acr...
by Three Blind Lice
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Possibly Lost Everything
Replies: 75
Views: 6030

Re: Possibly Lost Everything

Since you are not a staff member, I respectfully wonder why you think that this part of the discussion is any of your business - at least if you can't get your facts straight. I have experienced data loss during transition, and after over 48 hours it became increasingly clear that L&L staff are ...
by Three Blind Lice
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Possibly Lost Everything
Replies: 75
Views: 6030

Re: Possibly Lost Everything

L&L staff have tried to assist you, however you don’t seem to want that help. Arguing the toss as to who’s fault it is when there’s not enough disk space isn’t the answer. At end of the day we are responsible for managing our own available disk space. Trying to stuff 1G in 1/2G won’t work and I...
by Three Blind Lice
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Possibly Lost Everything
Replies: 75
Views: 6030

Re: Possibly Lost Everything

tiho_d wrote:Let me remind you your own words.

And?
by Three Blind Lice
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Windows)
Topic: Data loss during transition
Replies: 19
Views: 1380

Re: [BUG] ***URGENT*** Data loss during transition

I think what Tiho mentions also could help with what you need to do: be sure to not fill the sticks up. I.e., maybe put a limit at 50% full for safety, and follow it. There are a lot of things that happen or can, when you get near capacity, tied up with the _internal_ aids all memory sticks operate...
by Three Blind Lice
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Possibly Lost Everything
Replies: 75
Views: 6030

Re: Possibly Lost Everything

Blaming sloppy software for not being able to handle your full memory stick is definitely the way to go. At least we know what caused your data loss, and the sloppy software DID WARN you about it, but you have ignored it. The reason that you do not follow what everyone suggests as a good practice, ...
by Three Blind Lice
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Possibly Lost Everything
Replies: 75
Views: 6030

Re: Possibly Lost Everything

Just adding context in case it helps. I do have extensive IT experience (hardware/software/networking/web) and what I say related to hardware/software could be helpful to someone here. The encrypted drives I use for writing are never more than 4 GB or 8GB (current). I think it would take a ridiculo...
by Three Blind Lice
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Possibly Lost Everything
Replies: 75
Views: 6030

Re: Possibly Lost Everything

Well, people are not always precise about terminology. "SD card" potentially covers a vast array of devices at a vast array of price points. I would not expect the 4GB USB drive that was given away as part of a product promotion to match the reliability or performance of the 256 GB SSD dr...
by Three Blind Lice
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Scrivenings questions
Replies: 17
Views: 798

Re: Scrivenings questions

I haven't explored this feature in the Windows beta, but can you use the "Full Screen" mode (not to be confused with the Composition mode) and have the Inspector slide into view when you move your mouse to the right edge of the screen? This opens up the inspector's usefulness on smaller s...