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Re: Project not in a recommended location

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:51 pm
by lunk
ChrisW wrote:Lunk -- your help was the break through I needed.


Glad you untangled it!
Good writing! :)

Re: Project not in a recommended location

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:53 pm
by sylvia1
I had the same problems and also couldn't understand what the techs were talking about (i.e., what the difference between backups and "live projects" was.

Then I looked at my Scrivener Backups folder, which I keep on my desktop. I discovered that the backups have the words "bak.zip" in the title, whereas the "live projects" have the word ".scriv".

So I just made a second folder on my desktop, named it "Scrivener Projects," and shoved all the files with the word ".scriv" over into that one.

Problem solved.

Re: Project not in a recommended location

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:29 pm
by KB
sylvia1 wrote:I had the same problems and also couldn't understand what the techs were talking about (i.e., what the difference between backups and "live projects" was.

Then I looked at my Scrivener Backups folder, which I keep on my desktop. I discovered that the backups have the words "bak.zip" in the title, whereas the "live projects" have the word ".scriv".

So I just made a second folder on my desktop, named it "Scrivener Projects," and shoved all the files with the word ".scriv" over into that one.

Problem solved.


Right, you were trying to open projects from the automatic backups folder, which is exactly what the message says the problem is.

I've put together a Knowledge Base article on this message (and the message will now provide a button that takes you to this article) - this should explain things in detail:

https://scrivener.tenderapp.com/help/kb ... tion-error