Importing Scrivener backups

Hi all

Apologies if this has been answered already but I was unable to find anything in the existing topics.

I have re-installed Scrivener on my Windows laptop and am attempting to import my existing Scrivener backups - with no luck.

Would anyone be able to guide me through the process?

Thanks in advance,


I’m not sure I understand your meaning. Do you want to add your existing backups to the backups folder of your new installation? If so, just copy the backups to the folder pointed to under Tools->Options->Backup.

If you want to take a backup and “restore” it so that it becomes your working copy, then just copy the most recent backup to your documents folder (or wherever you keep your non-backup projects). If the filename ends in .zip, then double-click it and choose to extract all contents. Be sure to rename the project folder (the .scriv folder) if it has a date stamp on it, unless you want to keep that.


Thanks for getting back to me. I’ll give it a go and post again with a better explanation if I don’t have any luck.