File Incompatible After Unrelated Crash

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kalasin
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Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:09 pm Post

Hi folks,

I've got a Win7, Dell Studio 1569 and it likes to randomly shut down. (Really need to get that fixed.)

So, it did this while I was working in Scrivener, and I though, oh, no biggie. Scrivener saves every 2 seconds and I haven't typed in a few. So the file should be fine.

But. When I tried to open my project file, it now says "Project ... is incompatible with this version of Scrivener. The project at D:/...DC.scriv is incompatible with this version of Scrivener." :cry:

The RTF documents and such all seem to be okay in the folder. Is there a way to un-incompatible my files? I've got a lot of notecards already set up.

EDIT: Workaround fix is here: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=10293 Also, ETA, the "crash" in the title was probably a overheating shutdown rather than a system crash of Win7.
Last edited by kalasin on Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:25 am, edited 2 times in total.

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tigerlilyrose
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Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:07 am Post

:cry: I am also having this problem. My kids shut my laptop on me and when I opened it it had shut down and now my project is "incompatible with this version" PLEASE HELP!!!

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Coronadoisdead
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Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:30 pm Post

Same issue here, I cannot access my work at all :(

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Coronadoisdead
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Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:57 pm Post

Well, I went and looked at the RTF files of the incompatible project.

They are all there, but any that I modified last night when the crash occurred are just blank. Pages upon pages of nothing but spaces where letters used to be. Which I am assuming means that I cannot ever get that text back, even if I could open this .scrivx file.

I know this is beta software, but I cannot chance leaving my project up to this kind of loss. Sad day :(

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garpu
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Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:47 pm Post

Have you guys posted this on the bug hunt forum?
Slackware-current 64-bit, XFCE

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Coronadoisdead
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Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:50 am Post

I added it.