While going through the tutorial on ver.1 my computer went crazy and started deleting all of the text in one of the folders. How do I restore the tutorial project to its original form?
The tutorial is one of the templates for a new project.
So just create a new project, pick the tutorial off of the templates, and give it a name on HD.
It is in the “getting started” section, at the top.
Forgot to say I am using Windows 11 Home and version 1 of Scrivener.
Aww. Then I don’t know. I can’t remember the specifics. My reply is valid for V3.
I would expect something close to what I described, though.
Hello. Inside any project, go to “Help => Interactive tutorial”.
If it does like it does for V3, and you damaged the project, it’ll reload this one still.
I mean from help > interactive tutorial.
You need to delete the damaged version from your computer first.
Then it should spawn a new one next time.
Hmm… I think if the tutorial is truly broken, wouldn’t the user need to reinstall Scrivener?
I can’t tell for V1, but in V3, the tutorial is just a project as any other.
Just that the template/binder is already populated.
When you first create the tutorial from the help menu, Scrivener remembers its location after that. So the help menu command actually reopens the tutorial as it was left the previous time.
Only if you delete it, it’ll ask for a new location, then spawn a new one.
In the case of the user who accidently deleted the content, that might be the best/simplest solution.
If, of course, V1 and V3 behave the same.
I understand. Does the Scrivener generate a new one by its own code or does it use a template contained in the installation folder? Can said template (the original one) end up altered by the user?
I can’t see how.
Perhaps, but I strongly doubt it.
One would have to seriously mess around where he/she’s not supposed to.
A template is not a project.
If your computer “went crazy and started deleting things,” it would be a good idea to figure out why before you risk your own data.
The two most likely causes are a rogue anti-virus program, which decided Scrivener is a bad actor and denied access to its own data; or a “helpful” cloud service, which started uploading parts of the project to the cloud while Scrivener was still using them.
Yes, this is true for v1 as well as v3. File > New will get you there.
The Tutorial project is stored in the Scrivener program folder, as a zipped backup. When the user requests a fresh copy of the Tutorial, I assume it’s copied from this zipped backup. This is also true for both v1 and v3.
I’m quite sure I’ve seen a Reset Interactive Tutorial menu option at some time. Isn’t there one on the Help menu after the Interactive Tutorial has been started?
Thanks! This is for the iOS, iPadOS version, which I also use, but I am trying to reset the tutorial in Windows 11 Scrivener 1.9.8.
There is an option to reset the tutorial in v.3 of Scrivener on the Help menu, but that option doesn’t appear in v.1.
I’m not clear whether you were able to follow the general instructions provided upthread by others to restore the Tutorial project for Windows Scriv v1, so I’ll detail them here for you.
I am on Scrivener v1.9.16, so my screenshots below may look slightly different than what you’re seeing.
Remember that the Tutorial project is just like any other Scrivener project. Somewhere in a user folder on your hard drive is the old Tutorial project that got broken, named with whatever name you gave it when you originally created it. You may want to track down the project folder and delete it, to avoid confusion going forward.
If the template screen launches, proceed to #3. If a project opens, take menu option File > New to launch the template screen.
If the the template screen doesn’t display the Getting Started section on the left, then Press Options and select *Show “Getting Started”.
- From the template screen, select Getting Started, then Interactive Tutorial. Press Open.
- A little info panel about the Tutorial project will be displayed. Press Continue.
- A Windows *Save As * dialog will open. Navigate to the folder where you want to save the Tutorial project, then give the project an appropriate name, e.g. “Tutorial”. Press Save.
Scrivener will create and open your fresh copy of the Tutorial project.
Going forward, Scrivener will recognize this fresh copy as your Tutorial project, so you can access it by going to Help > Interactive Tutorial.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Thank you so very much for this information! I ended figuring out how to delete the old project file from my computer so that scrivener would open a fresh copy. The steps you gave me worked.