save .scriv files to usb stick, open in different computers

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Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:22 am Post


Is it ok to copy the .scriv folders to a usb stick, then use work on those files with two different computers: (linux mint) home desktop and road (linux mint) laptop?

I'm just checking because I don't want to bork my files. :) Didn't know if this was SOP or not.

thanks for any advice.


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Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:16 am Post

NOOOoooooo! Don't do it! You wouldn't try and transfer an MS Word document between computers, would you?!

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Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:05 am Post


Just make sure you copy the *entire* Scrivener project file.
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Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:59 pm Post

thanks Garpu. I originally copied the entire folder straight in, but got a few error messages. But when I zipped the folder, then moved it over it worked fine.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:44 pm Post

Odd... You can save yourself a step if you're already in Scrivener by using File->Backup->Backup to...

It offers the option to zip up the backup copy, and you can point it at the usb stick so you don't have to move any files.
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Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:16 am Post

Good idea about backing up to zip.

Just did some more testing. The older 1.6.xx version of Scrivener for Linux I was using added some "\" backslashes in some of the directory names and Linux wouldn't copy them over. Bad filename.

The new 1.7.2.x version does not add the backslashes when creating new filenames. Yay!

Everything seems to work fine after I dump the empty filename + \ directories. Scrivener just creates another directory without the \.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:28 pm Post

I use bitsync to create a shared folder between multiple computers which is where I keep all my Scrivener projects. Works pretty well.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:36 am Post

I store my Scrivener Project in a folder I sync with DropBox. I've never had an issue. I'm able to use any of my computers with Scrivener installed to work on my novel.
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