Sync to Dropbox issue

mo
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:13 am Post

A recent glitch in my iMac has caused me to re-customise most of my apps.

As I understand, to sync a project to Dropbox, all that's needed is to choose the Scrivener folder in the parent Apps folder in Dropbox - which is what I've been using successfully before the glitch.

Now when I choose that Scrivener folder, after the sync is completed I'm getting a message per the attached. I don't remember seeing that before. Is it my memory or am I not syncing correctly?
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lunk
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:40 am Post

Why are you using "sync with external folder"?
To sync via Dropbox you only Save the project in a Dropbox folder and then point Scriv on your iDevice to look into that folder for syncing.
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

mo
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:30 pm Post

I don't know why I'm using it either! I have got into a muddle.

As I understand, all I need do is keep/save the project file in Dropbox>Apps>Scrivener - and back-up to another folder on my iMac.

I think where I've gone wrong is in the sync with external folder settings. I have selected 'check external folder on project open and automatically sync on close'.

Assuming that's correct, thank you for your help.

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lunk
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:56 pm Post

Yep, just remove the Sync with external folders settings and you’ll be fine
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS