Hmm. I think I’m agreeing with you that your situation was actually a one-off.
And that was likely caused by original download problems or perhaps something else (some indication you hadn’t rebooted Windows in some time, which can also lead to mysteries starting to appear?)
I tried to duplicate your issue, and found that an ordinary within-Scrivener upgrade from 19 to 20 worked as expected.
However, first I ran into a series of problems which would highlight the item I know Tiho has on a do-later docket about the installer from me. Maybe should be added to his listing??
- first thing I can say is, don’t ever try running Scrivener ‘as admin’ , if you log in normally as a non-admin following Windows security best practice.
This is what I had done to be able to run the in-Scrivener install procedure, which otherwise fails when you get to the actual install after downloading, as the installer lacks the proper permissions in this case.
The result if you try it will be to lose connection with all your settings, templates, etc; and if you try the update, it willl propose setting your Backups path under the admin login you passworded for, losing where you normally keep Backups.
- The installer will also be locked from cancelling at this point, so you can only use the Task Manager to get out of it - not recommended to stop an installer for reasons we can appreciate – and no installer should put you in a non-cancellable situation.!
So what I did to attempt duplicating your problem was to change my login to an admin type, log out, log in, then run Scrivvener normally. At this point I could request if updates were available, and the recognition and install procedure worked fine from there, so that I did not duplicate your happinstance.
As a final note or two, the installer in this case properly requested I agree it was allowed, in the normal way. This shows that the installer Scrivener uses can do this – and so it shouldn’t be difficult to get it to do so when the original login isn’t admin-permitted, as is on Tiho’s docket already.
Wordjoy, hope this is all somehow helpful to your situation and cause