Where are the files, man?

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:20 am Post

Hi. I synced my desktop project with Dropbox (/Dropbox/Apps/Scrivener). I downloaded the iOS version and chose the first option, the recommended Apps/Scrivener folder. My project is fairly small, only a few chapters long. The iPhone announced that it downloaded all the files.

When I looked at the first Scrivener iOS screen on my iPhone, I saw nothing in DROPBOX, and nothing in ON MY PHONE.

Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks.

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:22 am Post

I'm in exactly the same boat!! Did as all instructed but no files it can read properly!! Can anyone help please?

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:24 am Post

Have you looked at Projects?
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, running different OS.
* 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 Jul 20, 2016 11:31 am Post

Can you please post a screenshot of the Dropbox folder on your Mac, your iPhone/iPad projects screen, and the Dropbox settings on the device (by tapping "Edit" in the projects list, then the gear at the bottom of the projects list, then "Dropbox Settings")?
"You can't waltz in here, use my toaster, and start spouting universal truths without qualification."

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:34 am Post

I'd be happy to look at Projects if I knew where they were.

The only thing that I can do from this first screen is tap to create new projects. I just want to open the project that was synced previously using the desktop version.

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:36 am Post

I have the same problem.
I have a bunch of projects in Scrivener which I keep on Dropbox. I moved the folders with these in to Apps/Scrivener and on my desktop I see they are moved,
Scrivener iOS sees nothing.
Dropbox on the iPad sees one of the moved folders but thinks there is nothing in it.
I assumed some updating/syncing delay, but it seems strange.
Frustrated at this point!

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:41 am Post

I'll gladly post some screenshots.

Thanks, Keith.

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:46 am Post

You might need to sync again. I noticed that when I dragged a project out of Dropbox on desktop and synced, the change didn't reflect on the iPad, so I had to re-sync to get the changes reflected.

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:53 am Post

I really don't know what more can I do.

Dropbox works. I just created a test chapter, as you can see.

It's either something that I don't do well on the iOS version, or the thing just won't sync.
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Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:57 am Post

I have to complain that I too am very, very much frustrated in the way Scrivener for iOS syncs. As I expected Keith, this WILL be your number one issue. Beware, the ides of march, of synching...

It constantly creates conflict files when there are no conflicts. Very messy. When I save from Scrivener desktop, it makes the changes to the file in the dropbox folder. (dropbox/apps/scrivener). But when I open the same file in Scrivener for iOS, it says that there are conflicts (even when there are none), and that it's going to create a conflict folder. I now have three conflict folders even when there are no conflicts. The same is true when I edit the file in Scrivener iOS. I edit the file, save it to dropbox, but then when I open the same file on my desktop, it says that there are conflicts and that it will again create conflict files. All these conflict files are adding up and it's making the whole process very, very messy.

I believe this should be your number one priority, Keith, as if people can't reliably save properly their work, they simply will not use your app and demand a refund (something that I'm debating about right now).

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:59 am Post

Looks like you should have this in the Dropbox:

/Apps/Scrivener/Cantacuzinii.scriv

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:01 pm Post

lolajl wrote:Looks like you should have this in the Dropbox:

/Apps/Scrivener/Cantacuzinii.scriv


Right. I thought so myself. I don't have that.

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:02 pm Post

I don't think you should be using the "sync to external folder" feature. That's the tool that was created to sync with other iOS text editors.

Just go to Dropbox in the finder, locate the actual .scriv file for your project and drag it into the apps/scrivener folder.

Jonathan

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:04 pm Post

Sweet Jesus, I only had to save the project in Dropbox.

I thought it did that automatically when it synced. Now everything's fine.

Thanks a bunch.

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Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:06 pm Post

Given the possibly huge number of downloads already, seems a limited number with synch problems, not that each person's problem isn't important.

My synch has worked apart from very early glitch in beta and still works fine.

Bit early to be talking about refunds as Keith is clearly addressing everyone's concerns. Give the guy a break!
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