update fails -- solved w/ workaround

Trying to update from to, I get this message:

“There has been an error. Error trying to intall file: destination ${installdir} resolved to an empty value. The application will exit now.”

Scrivener is installed in what I believe is the default location: C:\Program Files\Scrivener3

TIA for any help!

Hi janew,

This has happened to a number of people. The usual solution seems to be, instead of updating from within Scrivener, download the 3.0.1 update from here and install from the downloaded version.

I don’t think you need to uninstall 3.0.0 first, so try installing 3.0.1 without uninstalling 3.0.0. If it turns out you do need to uninstall, then do that. Either way, just in case, remember to save your settings prior to the 3.0.1 install, by using File > Options > Manage > Save Options to file.

If you’re still having issues after that, check out this thread where other solutions are discussed.


Thank you! That seems to have done the job. I didn’t uninstall 3.0.0 – just installed over top of it.