So I updated my iMac, had to pay for the updated Scrivener version, and I thought everything was great.

Now Scrivener keeps crashing and it closes. I can’t do a thing on it and it’s frustrating. Please help?

I updated to Big Sur 11.1 BTW. I don’t know what else I can do.

What is the exact Scrivener version you are using? (See Scriviner > About Scrivener.)

What are you doing in Scrivener when Scrivener crashes? Did you submit the crash reports to L&L?


I got a notification to update Scrivener before I updated my iMac. I think it’s the most updated version.

I am doing NOTHING in Scrivener because it crashes the second it opens. I can’t even confirm the version of Scrivener I have because It crashes before I can access that information.

The crash report should include the version information.

Based on your symptoms, it is likely that you need to upgrade. You can download the latest version here:


Okay, looked at the report.

Version: 3.1.5 (12258)

The latest version is 3.2.2. Upgrading should fix the problem. – Katherine