Can't find cover...sometimes

This is an intermittent problem that’s driving me nuts.

I’m trying to compile my manuscript into an ebook, either Mobi or ePub. When I get to the cover section, sometimes the cover appears in the dropdown box (maybe, 1 out of 5 times) but most of the time, it doesn’t.

I’ll close the file and re-open and sometimes that works, and the file appears. Most of time, it doesn’t.

I’m still trying to get the settings right for an ebook conversion and this problem about triples the time I spend experimenting.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I ran into the same problem.

Have you deleted an old cover? It would show up in the trash. I found that a deleted cover confuses Scrivener.

Unfortunately you cannot just 'empty" the one file, so you will need to empty the entire trash tree. This should fix it, at least it did for me.

An alternate is to re-save the cover, then it should again show in the drop list.