I just updated from 2.0 to 2.02 and… whatever backing-up is supposed to happen with an update has resulted in the project file for my NaNoWriMo novel reverting back to it’s pre-November 1st state. No amount of spotlight-searching has resulted in any success, and I feel utterly sick. My own fault for not backing up in a hundred different places, I suppose, but… if anyone knows ANY way I might be able to find my project, please, please tell me.
I first downloaded the trial version of Scrivener in mid-October (in its 1.whatever form), then downloaded the 2.0 trial the day it became available. Promptly realized that what I had wasn’t the official NaNo version, so downloaded that instead. At this point I moved across the outline for my novel that I’d already created in 1.x. I also renamed the project file shortly after that.
Scrivener worked like a dream… I reached my 50,000 NaNo target a week ago and haven’t written a word since as I’ve been too distracted by, um, life.
Tonight I thought I might attempt to write a bit more, so I opened up Scrivener (which, incidentally has been closed and reopened countless times throughout November, my laptop has been rebooted, and everything has saved perfectly each time, not one word lost), and got the prompt that there was a newer version to update to. I didn’t give it a second’s thought and clicked that yes, I would like to update, and Scrivener spent a few minutes doing that…
… I then reopened the application (or maybe it reopened itself, I don’t remember at this point), and… no sign of my project. At all. No file of that name even exists on my computer anymore. How can that be?! What I have instead is the project in the form that it was in when I initially moved it across into 2.0 on about October 26th. I’ve searched for all things .scriv, and… nothing. There are three backups with the same title my project had before I changed it, all of which are nothing but outlines. There’s no trace of any file with the name I gave my project.
I feel… sick. Anything anyone can suggest would be very very welcome. Unless that suggestion is that I should have made lots of backups. Yeah, I know that.