Transfer Scrivener files to new computer

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Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:30 pm Post

I need to move my Scrivener files to my college computer. When I use a regular flash drive, the files don't work. Do I need to convert them to Word documents, transfer, and then back again?

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Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:49 pm Post

No. Describe exactly how you are trying to move them.

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Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:56 pm Post

You need to copy the entire .scriv folder to the flash drive. Each project is one such whole folder.
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, running different OS.
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 11 Pro, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS