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Yes, but that won't help any of the possible problems you've listed in your post. If you do uninstall/reinstall, be sure to save your customized settings (Tools > Options > Manage > Save Preferences). Then, after you've reinstalled, do a Load Preferences to get your customized settings back. Note that this will not save any toolbar customizations, so prior to uninstalling take a screenshot of how your toolbars are set, so you can change them back after reinstalling.Burgage wrote:The question is: Is it safe to uninstall and re-install Scrivener on my PC-desktop. so that I can start afresh?
This suggests to me you are having problems with Scrivener's automatic backup system, which is vitally important and can save your bacon in the event of some disaster. But this---Burgage wrote:I've had problems with automatic backups (backup routines failing), and in the last few days I have been unable to 'backup to' a chosen folder. I've messed about (i.e. changed) the target folders several times recently, mainly because I've been trying to ensure my project is saved on the cloud. (using windows one-drive).
--This suggests you are having trouble with where you are storing your .Scriv project folders, which are the folders that contains your live project data (text, binder structure, notes, etc.)Burgage wrote:When I open the program it no longer opens automatically at my current project.
Finally, this suggests you are having some issues syncing Scrivener between your PC and your tablet. (Windows tablet? iOS tablet?)Burgage wrote:The problems are confined to my PC-desktop - I'm running Scrivener on a tablet too - which seems unaffected! I imagine that I've messed up the directory/folder structure somewhere along the way.
By any chance, are you using 'Save As' to create versions of your project? If so, by default Scrivener reopens the last project that you opened, which would be the new project you created via 'Save As'. You can disable this setting by unchecking Reopen projects that were open on quit. (Tools > Options > General). If you disable this setting, then instead of launching Scrivener and auto-opening your project, you can use Windows Explorer to navigate to the .scriv folder of your current project, then open that folder and double-click on the .scrivx file. That will ensure you're opening the right version.Burgage wrote:When I open the program it no longer opens automatically at my current project.
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