I’m having an issue with my past projects now being empty projects. I’m writing a book, which I carefully backed up and put in my Dropbox and also checked it to make sure it was there several times. I lost a project before because I didn’t do the backup correctly, so I am extra diligent in making sure my projects are saved, etc. I just returned to my project after not working on it for a month or so. When I opened up Scrivener it says there’s an update. All righty, I update. Things seem fine in the current project I’m working on which was open during the update.
Here’s the problem. I’ve checked all my other projects (the ones I saved to my PC and Dropbox) and they are all empty. The file folder says the name of the project with .scriv as the extension (file folder, not document)
Open that and there’s two more files that say
Novel (with parts).scriv and Settings.
Open Novel, there’s a Settings file.
All are empty. So where did all my stuff go? My photos, research items, characters, and scenes?
Since I put it in Dropbox I assumed it would be there safe and sound. No, nothing. This is distressing to me because I wanted to open the projects back up to work on them. These projects were compiled as well. I complied previous projects and was able to go back and work on them.
I don’t understand what’s going on. Hopefully, I’ve explained it well enough. Does this have something to do with the update? If not, WTH am I doing wrong?
Please explain and thank you.