I’m currently working on my dissertation with Scrivener on my mac, and it’s great. My file was originally called thèse.scriv. After a few months of working on it (it opens directly when I open scrivener), I realized the name of the file, in Scrivener, had changed to thèse [05/02/09 15/49]. I thought, ok, maybe the program crashed, and this is a recovery file. In fact, when opening the original thèse.scriv document, it does not show the same information as the thèse [05/02/09 15/49] document that pops up automatically when I launch scrivener. So I thought to myself: I will just look for this file in the finder, rename it, and delete the one that is not up to date. But the file is nowhere to be found ! I have more than 500 megs of stuff (I did a backup of the project, this is how I know), and all my dissertation…on a ghost file?! On top of that there is no “save as” option fom scrivener…So I have no idea where this file is. Any clue ?
Thanks a lot !
It sounds as though at some point you have made a backup of your project and then started working from the backup - the date at the end of the file name is appended by default when go to File > Backup To (this is the only time the date gets added in this way). For Scrivener to be opening the file, though, it must exist. To find where the file is located, ctrl-click on the .scriv icon at the very top of the title bar when the project is open - the icon next to the project file name above all of the icons in the toolbar. Ctrl-click on this shows a menu with the folder hierarchy in which this file is saved. This should allow you to locate it.
Hope that helps.
All the best,
Thanks a lot Keith - I found the file !
It was in fact in a backup folder, I could just not find where !