An odd thing happened as I was cleaning up and reorganizing a Scrivener project yesterday evening. I was simplifying and flattening a complicated folder hierarchy, consolidating and deleting documents, and moving them from folder to folder, working at a fairly rapid pace. I don’t recall my exact sequence of actions, but I do recall that I had deleted some files from a first-level folder in the Binder. I believe that in quick sequence, I deleted all three files in the folder. Perhaps I deleted the folder as well.
Two of the files appeared in the Trash folder (which I had open at the time), but one did not.
I stopped what I was doing and looked all over the Binder for it, and it was gone. Cmd-Z did nothing. The file did not appear in the project-wide search results, either – no traces of it were left. I chalked it up to gremlins, “one of those things,” etc.
I finished my work, quit Scrivener, closed all programs, backed up, logged off and on again, and started Scrivener again. It loaded the project, as I had left it open when I closed Scrivener. I received the advisory message, and the file that had disappeared, showed up in the “_Recovered Files” folder.
My main question is: is my project damaged? (It seems not, from the description in the advisory, and I have since deleted the _Recovered folder, and reopened the project without errors reported–but I do want to make sure.)
I am on 10.6.6, and Scrivener 2.0.5 (9496). I do not sync with Dropbox, and I do not edit the file on more than one computer. Not sure if it’s relevant, but my project is located on a second volume on my MacBook Pro’s hard drive, named “Data.” 218gb free on Data, 114gb free on Macintosh HD. Both volumes verify OK in Disk Utility. 8gb RAM.