A friend emailed her script (Scrivener 3 file) to me; I added notes, made some changes. When I tried to email it back to her, the google email blocked it. I tried to upload it to DropBox, but it couldn’t be downloaded. I tried to upload it to iCloud, but was told it was a “folder,” not a file. I did notice that when the file was on the desktop, dialog windows saw it as a folder with contents.
I cannot attach it as the project to this request, because again it’s being seen as a folder. When I try to drag it, I am told that .scrivx is an invalid file extension.
What’s going on?
The best way to send a project via email is to ZIP it. That way the mail program is just handling a single file.
I can’t imagine what the issue is with Dropbox. I regularly save to Dropbox/share projects etc. I actually can imagine but easiest way to understand and TS that is with a screen share. - Ever wonder what AppleCare advisors first step on many calls is ‘Let’s screen share’ - easy to visually see issue and guide in the right direction.
iCloud told you it was a folder because it is: a Scrivener project is a folder with subfolders and potentially hundreds of component files.
You can email a project by using the File → Backup → Backup To command, and checking the box to create a ZIP backup. Once you’ve created the ZIP file you can also upload it to the sharing service of your choice.