Hi, you smart folks. I would love to toss a remedial question at you: I finally started using Scrivener this week, for a book project. I have a new MacBook Air, with Dropbox on it. Am trying to sync them up. But I’m terrible at this stuff, and despite trying to follow the directions, it’s not working. In fact I almost seem like I’ve got 2 copies being made (?).Hoping someone has some advice:
- I installed Scrivener. I put a Backups folder in the hard drive’s Library>Applications Support folder, as L&L had advised.
- Then, I went to Scrivener Preferences > Backup > Backup location, and changed that to DropBox, as instructed in a L&L video on syncing to the cloud.
- Now, though, 2 things happen: I have a Scrivener project folder on my desktop, still. It seems to be an older version of my project.I don’t know what it’s doing there, and I don’t know if it’s being tapped in all this, or what. It looks a little out of date already. But I worry that I’m not ‘writing’ my files to the correct location, and there might be confusion at some point and I’ll start writing onto an older version. So, should this desktop folder be tossed out?
Also, though I CAN see that backups are now going to DropBox… when I open them to verify that they have made it to the cloud, I get a warning from Scrivener, that the file I’ve just opened is in a place it can be overwritten, and that I should move it. Should I just ignore this, since I won’t be working from the dropbox files barring a catastrophe? Or should the files somehow be elsewhere? thank you for any thoughts. I am a writer, not a computer guy, and I have burned hours already.