Changing default template path

Mad Girl Disease
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Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:28 am Post

Is it possible to change the default path where user-created templates are saved?

I see it's possible to change the backup and scratch folders, but there's nothing in Options for templates.

Thank you!
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Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:36 pm Post

No, the path for this can't be customised. Note though that you can import and export templates directly from the New Project window (from the Options menu) if you're just trying for an easier way to access your saved templates to share with another user or copy to another computer.
Jennifer Hughes
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Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:38 am Post

Is there a reason why you cannot change the default template path? If you are using DropBox to keep all of your projects in sync, it makes it pretty difficult when your project templates are scattered over several different machines!


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Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:06 pm Post

I've been using Scrivener for a couple of years, but never thought about where templates are stored until today.

I prefer to do my writing on my desktop (tower) computer because I have two large monitors and a nice, comfy chair. (Go ahead, say it. You know you want to: "Oh, no, not the comfy chair...)

However, when I travel, I take my laptop. I keep my projects on Dropbox, but since I rarely created new files while I was away on a short trip, I never really ran into a problem. However, I'm starting to make specialized templates more often these days.

If I could change the default path to a location on Dropbox, it would solve my problems: no matter which machine I was using, I'd have access to the same templates. Since that's not possible, what's the best way to make sure I'm using the same template across machines?

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Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:20 pm Post

I think I found my answer here: ... -computers

On my desktop (home) computer, the templates are here:


So, before I go on a trip, I just need to copy that folder to my laptop.