Scrivener on multiple computers**PLEASE HELP**

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Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:55 pm Post

Hey everyone,
I'm very sorry, as I'm sure this topic has been covered, but I could not find it anywhere on these forums :oops:

I purchased Scrivener from Amazon a couple of months ago(around April, I believe). Last week, the MacBook I initially downloaded it onto completely died. It is dead beyond the point of affordable repair, so I bought a new MacBook instead (it would have been comparable to the cost of repair, and my MacBook was from 2008).

It was incredibly frustrating because I had not backed up any of the 300+ pages of two novels I was working on. Basically, a writer's worst nightmare. I won't be making that mistake again.

My question is: Do I need to purchase Scivener 2.0 again or can I use the same authorization code Amazon gave me if I install the software on my new MacBook Pro. I don't get the computer until this afternoon, but I just wanted to find out what my options were.

I am totally fine with buying another copy of Scrivener 2.0, but just wanted to see if that is necessary.

Thank you and again I apologize if this topic is redundant.

Br
Briar Kit
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:09 pm Post

Hi

You're good to go with your current licence...

http://scrivener.tenderapp.com/help/kb/ ... -computers
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ky
kyledlarson
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:10 pm Post

Thank you so much!!!!!! Great news for me!

Br
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:12 pm Post

You're welcome.

Also...

http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scriv ... w=features

Licence*
Scrivener comes with a generous "household" licence. This allows you to install Scrivener on multiple computers (of the same platform, so a Mac licence will not work on Windows, and vice versa) provided that you are the primary user or owner, and on any machines owned by members of your immediate family residing in your household. Businesses require separate licences for each user (site licences can be arranged).

* Not a spelling mistake—we’re British.
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Briar Kit
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:17 pm Post

If the hard drive did not fail (but something else did), you should be able to remove it from the old Mac and recover your data using a USB to SATA/IDE adapter. Something like this...

http://amzn.to/1KpaQtm

You can find how-to videos on YouTube…

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... DE+adapter
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:48 pm Post

Briar Kit wrote:If the hard drive did not fail (but something else did), you should be able to remove it from the old Mac and recover your data using a USB to SATA/IDE adapter. Something like this...
http://amzn.to/1KpaQtm
You can find how-to videos on YouTube…
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... DE+adapter

Hallelujah! She's gone and done it again! The goddess Rose has pipped me at the post (literarily, literally and metaphorically … dowgawn!! :shock:)

Salvage hard drive … way t' go Kyle
Good luck
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kewms
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:50 pm Post

Briar Kit wrote:Hi

You're good to go with your current licence...

http://scrivener.tenderapp.com/help/kb/ ... -computers


Note, however, that the Amazon authorization code *won't* work. It's essentially a single-use coupon for our store. You'll need your actual Scrivener license key, which you would have generated using the authorization code back when you purchased the program.

If you've misplaced your license key, you should be able to recover it here:
https://store.esellerate.net/store/support/Default.aspx

Katherine
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Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:03 pm Post

I'm having some trouble getting this to work. Hopefully the situation will improve!