I just upgraded to 2.0, and when my computer prompted me to replace the existing Scrivener with the new one, I did so, and it seems to have wiped out all files I had with 1.0. Fortunately I had the important work backed up to Dropbox, so it was not a problem retrieving them. But I also had a few not so important files that I would also like to relocate. Any suggestions as to where I can find them?
I probably should mention that I am still using 10.4, if that is important.
Updating wipes out no files - it has no effect on them whatsoever. The only file that gets replaced is Scrivener itself, which is entirely separate. So your files should be wherever you saved them - you should be able to locate them in the Finder. (If you are used to locating your files using the Recent Projects menu, that will be empty to begin with because Scrivener 2.0 uses new preferences and settings files, but the population of the Recent Projects menu has nothing to do with whether the files are on your disk or not - apologies for telling you the obvious if you already knew that, but some users don’t realise that.)
Have you tried using Spotlight to search for “.scriv” to locate your files? Where did you choose to save them when you created them in 1.x (the default location was the ~/Documents folder but Scrivener gave you the choice of chaning that).
Thanks for updating!
All the best,
Dummy me. I found them, exactly where I should have looked first. Thanks for the prompt reply.
Thanks also for the new, improved Scrivener. Almost all of my time since I upgraded has been spent studying the tutorial and trying out the bells and whistles. This is quite a dazzling program you have put together, and I can see why it took as long as it did. I probably won’t use half of the features, but it’s nice to know they are there if I need them. I particularly like the Comments feature. Did you perhaps borrow that from Jer’s Novel Writer, or from Pages? There is one in MS Word, but it is clunkier.
Tip of the hat to you sir.
Thanks for the kind words, much appreciated. And not a dummy at all.
As for the comments feature, I think Pages borrowed that from Jer’s. Scrivener’s comments feature wasn’t directly based on either, although obviously the look of it is most definitely based on the look of the comments in Pages, and Jer’s was the first to have such nice margin comments to my knowledge, so it certainly owes a debt. But I wanted to keep all the comments together and have them jump you to the text when you clicked on them, rather than have them try to stay alongside the text all the time… I think it’s nice to be able to see all the comments together, and use them as bookmarks too.
Anyway, thanks again!
All the best,
You are right, yours is a better way. Jer’s suffers from a tight limit on bookmarks, so it is quite difficult locating specific text. Same with Pages, to a lesser extent.
I don’t use Pages, but I have used Jer’s a lot. It is nice software, but it lacks many of Scrivener’s features, including help.