Using Scrivener with OneDrive

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Tiffhan

Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:54 am Post

Hello everyone,,
I just started using scrivener on my macbook pro, and I want to back everything I write in the program on onedrive so that I can view all the files from multiple devices etc etc. Scrivener gave me a warning saying I'm likely to lose all my files this way, but I feel like it's the other way around.

Anyone else back up all their work on onedrive? Are there any pros or cons I might be unaware of?

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NoHope
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Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:06 am Post

You can safely back up ZIP files to One-Drive but you cannot synch live projects between systems with One-Drive, real risk of data loss. Dropbox is the only supported cloud platform for project synching.

You could use a system of expanding the zipped backup on the system you want to work on, then zipping again on completion. You would have to keep a close eye on the backup file sequence to ensure you were only expanding, working on and zipping again, with the latest version.

Dropbox is painless and works with significantly less risk.

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Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:31 am Post

Tiffhan wrote:I just started using scrivener on my macbook pro

Are you new to Scrivener? If you are, please do the interactive tutorial found under the help menu. It ensures that you understand all the basic principles of Scrivener and the basic philosophy behind its design. It will save you time and problems in the future.
Tiffhan wrote:I want to back everything I write in the program on onedrive so that I can view all the files from multiple devices etc etc.

Like Nohope wrote: backups are one thing, and the live active project something else. It's the live project you access from multiple devices, not the backups.
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running Mojave.
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 11 Pro, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:54 am Post

Looks to me like you are replying to a sophisticated troll as there is a hidden link in the OP's message. If you read it fully you'll see a reference to GPS that is completely out of context. The link is embedded there.

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Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:07 am Post

Kinsey wrote:Looks to me like you are replying to a sophisticated troll as there is a hidden link in the OP's message. If you read it fully you'll see a reference to GPS that is completely out of context. The link is embedded there.

Yes, now I see it.
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running Mojave.
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 11 Pro, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:22 pm Post

OOPS

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Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:01 pm Post

I thought the OP sounded familiar!

It's a nearly identical copy (minus the spam) of this one from January: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=55411
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