Can't Open "Alias" Format

Hello! I haven’t opened my project for a few months and when I tried to open it again today I got this error message: “The document “A—” could not be opened. Scrivener cannot open files in the “Alias” format.”

As far as I know, this is the original copy. I have a backup on an external hard drive, but so far no luck there either. In the past it opened just fine from the same file, so I’m not sure what’s changed. Does anyone have any advice for how to fix this or avoid it in the future? Thanks!

I’m a dummy, it just wasn’t fully downloaded from icloud. Everything’s fine!

I suspected as much.