Help - won't open doc


I’ve recently opened up Scrivener for the first time in about 6 months to continue the draft of my novel and it won’t open the document. I’ve also got it on a USB but it won’t open that either. Can anybody help?

What is the error message? Do you have a system backup, e.g. TimeMachine from which you can restore the last working copy?

I’d suggest searching the forum for something like “project won’t open”, and going through the many available troubleshooting tips that have been provided over the years. Most issues have an easy solution like reinstalling the software.

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This problem frequently occurs when people update Mac OS during a hiatus, but not Scrivener. Especially if you’re using Mac OS Big Sur, make sure that you have Scrivener 3.2.2, our compatibility update.