I’m new to Scrivener and I was playing around with the software during the interactive tutorial, and I was just getting to the good bits about exporting to make an e-book when I discovered that I no longer have these files in the Binder. I had put them in a new collection and I think it was when I deleted that collection that they disappeared.
I’ve tried to restart the program but it seems they are gone for good.
Any suggestiones to where I can find this again would be great
Deleting a collection won’t delete the files within it, because collections are just lists of files that exist within the binder.
If you just want to reset the tutorial, though, here’s how:
- With the project closed, move the tutorial project to your Mac’s trash via the Finder. If you aren’t sure where you saved the project, ctrl-click on the project file icon at the very top of the toolbar:
This will bring a menu which shows the path of the file. Click on the second item in the menu - which will be the folder in which you saved the project - to bring up a Finder window showing your tutorial project’s location. Then, just drag the file to the Trash icon in the Dock.
- Now, back in Scrivener, go to Help > Interactive Tutorial… Now that the original project is in the Trash, Scrivener will ask you to save a new, fresh copy to disk which you can then start going through.
Hope that helps.
All the best,