Due to a series of unfortunate events, I had to swap out my hard drive. Everything was backed up with Time Machine, and after a rather hurdle-laden attempt to get everything back up, have been successful save for Scrivener (of course this happens on the first day of NaNo).
I was running the Trial version. Now when I try to open Scrivener, the icon is greyed out, and I get the error message “You can’t open the application “Scrivener” because it may be damaged or incomplete”.
I had been working on 3 projects, and want to make sure they are correctly backed up before re-installing Scrivener in case it gets overwritten during the reinstallation process. I had been planning on purchasing through the App store since I want to DL on both the main desktop and laptop. I read the documentation via PDF online, and didn’t see anything that addresses this issue. I also did not find anything on the boards, but may have not been properly searching for it.
(1) Is the reinstallation likely to overwrite my existing files or am I just being a worrywart?
(2) How can I backup all files given that I cannot get into Scrivener itself to do so?
(3) Is installing a new version of Scrivener using the App store the best way to go?
(4) Is there any way to get the 20% Nano discount by using App store? (if not and it is best to go through App store, that’s no real skin off my nose)
Thank you all for any help you can offer!