Create project in Windows V1 called ‘Joyce’ add a few words in default file.
Close project in Windows.
Open Scrivener on Ipad.
Rename project Joyce to Beckett.
Sync and close Scrivener.
Open Scrivener in Windows.
Open project - navigate to Dropbox - Beckett.scriv - Joyce.scrivx!
Doesn’t appear to cause any problems with text but dont know what would happen if I created another project called Joyce?
Once project is closed in Windows, .scrivx project name is corrected.
Actually, after the project is opened in Windows Scrivener, Scrivener changes the .scrivx file name to match the project folder name.
This is normal behavior. In Windows Scrivener, the name of the project folder determines the name of the .scrivx file. The .scrivx file will always be renamed to whatever the project folder is called when Scrivener opens the project.
You can test this yourself on Windows. With the project closed on Windows and iOS, rename the project folder to Joyce and the .scrivx to Beckett in Windows file explorer. Leave file explorer open so you can watch what happens. Then launch Scrivener and navigate to and select the project. When the project opens in Scrivener the .scrivx will be renamed to Joyce.
On the iOS side, it works differently. It’s the folder name that you see listed in the iOS Scriv project screen. The .scrivx file name doesn’t seem to be relevant. My guess is this is due to differences in iOS (and perhaps Mac) architecture vs. Windows, but I don’t really know. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable can provide the actual technical explanation.
ETA: Again, you can test this yourself. With the project closed on Windows and iOS, rename the project folder to Joyce and the .scrivx to Beckett in Windows file explorer. Don’t open the project in Windows Scrivener. Let Dropbox sync on the Windows side. Open iOS Scrivener and sync. You’ll see project Joyce in the projects list. You can open it and edit it if you like–the point being that iOS Scrivener doesn’t care that the folder and .scrivx are named differently. Close Joyce and sync. Let Dropbox sync on the Windows side. Open the project on the Windows side and you’ll see your edits.
This difference in behavior, while perhaps confusing, isn’t a bug and shouldn’t cause a problem. For instance, in your example above, if you created another project called Joyce, then you’d have a project folder called Joyce and another project folder called Beckett. No problem!
Yes. On the Mac, the .scrivx file is generally not visible to the user. MacOS wraps the whole .scriv folder into a “package” format. iOS Scrivener uses that same paradigm. Unfortunately, the Windows platform doesn’t really offer an equivalent mechanism, which sometimes leads to exactly this kind of confusion.