I have sad, frustrating tidings.
This “bug” has not gone away. I’ve updated my OS several times since it originally appeared, and now, with Scrivener 3 (updated on 2 Macs), it persists, in every single one of my projects.
The snapshot date still reverts to today’s date. Even worse, the content of each individual snapshot is exactly the same – showing the most recent content, i.e. what’s in the editor.
I’m still titling each snapshot with the date and time of the snapshot. I use these a LOT. Like, probably more than one is supposed to. Essentially, every time I make changes to a scene, I take a snapshot so I can always roll back to previous versions.
This would still work okay, despite the fact that it irks me to see today’s same date listed over and over when I look at snapshots, but if the content of each individual snapshot was still correct, I could overlook it.
In the past, you suggested that I:
- Right-click on the project in Finder and select Show Package Contents.
- Drag the “Snapshots” folder to a safe location like ~/Documents.
- Now reload the project.
And this would effectively clear out all my snapshots so I could “start fresh” and see if this worked. However, I’ve done this numerous times, and the bug always returns. Sometimes it might keep snapshot dates & content correctly for a few days/weeks, but it always goes wrong eventually. I’ve tried it a handful of times.
So, as it currently stands, even in High Sierra, using Scrivener 3, even in newer projects, all my snapshots always shows the current date, and all the snapshot content ONLY shows the current content of that file (what’s currently in the editor; the most recent version). So it seems like none of my previous snapshots/versions of scenes are being stored, or if they are, Scrivener isn’t retrieving them.
Does anyone have any further suggestions? This problem has been ongoing for 2 years now It seems like it must just be me, if no one else has reported it, and I’m fine with being a weirdo, LOL, I just wish I had some concept of how to fix this.
And yes, my computer’s date and time are still correct… :-/
Any other ideas? I’m so frustrated Thanks.