Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:12 pm Post
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Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:39 pm Post
BadWolf wrote:Having a sprawling complex story and reference materials all in one session is brilliant.
Having random chapters vanish, in whole or part, is not. If I don't notice quickly enough, backup is no help (even putting aside the time and effort involved in opening multiple versions of a file and scanning for differences). What just makes it weird is how I can go into file explorer and 'see' text that doesn't exist in the project itself.
I have been burned multiple times in the past, once so badly that it stopped me writing for over a year. Each time, I assumed it was my fault somehow - now I realise that at least most of them probably wasn't, especially since discovering the fragmented text remains in the (source files?) explorer.
I am so gutted because this really has been the best program I've ever found for my writing - but at least stupid old Microsoft Word doesn't randomly cast aside thousands of words at a time unless it's absolutely 100% my fault.
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:23 pm Post
scshrugged wrote:Back-ups, back-ups and back-ups performed (and verified) redundantly, both in method and target location, are the only thing to combat your fear. This doesn't add to the workload. Properly understood, it's an essential part of the workload.
Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:01 pm Post
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Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:47 pm Post
Maybe someday the devs will make Scrivener for Windows files the same as on Mac, i.e. tell the OS to treat them as a single file instead of a folder (like Outlook email files or MSOffice files). Until then, though, we all need to be a tad more careful with cloud sync.
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:03 pm Post
Jaaaarne wrote:Maybe someday the devs will make Scrivener for Windows files the same as on Mac, i.e. tell the OS to treat them as a single file instead of a folder (like Outlook email files or MSOffice files).
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:40 pm Post
Jaaaarne wrote:Totally this! I once lost two months of updates on one of my sports websites when the hosting provider's server failed and the backup turned out to be corrupted. This was such a rare and unfortunate occasion that they gave me a year of free hosting as a compensation, but it didn't recover me all the articles and event coverages we've written together with my partner. However, this taught me not to count on somebody doing the backups, so I've scheduled my own weekly backups to my local drive ever since.
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:18 pm Post
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