I’m at a complete loss. Not sure this is the right section in the forum, so please tell me where to go with this if I’m wrong here.
I don’t know/remember how I got to this point, since I’ve had Scrivener for years now and have worked on this project for just as long. I discovered this problem a little while ago, but now the issue I’m having is annoying me enough to try and figure it out.
So for some reason I have two binders in my project. They appear to somehow be linked. I have 5 books in one binder, but only 3 (of those 5) in the other. The other binder (the one with 3 books in it) appears to be the original binder (because it has the original set of files in it–none of the changes I made).
Whatever changes I make in the 5 book binder, they seem to affect the 3 book binder, and vice versa, except that the 3 book binder never shows the files and folder changes, only the in-text changes. Lately, when I start my project, it opens up in the 3 book binder, although I exited previously while in the 5 book binder.
Whenever I go to compile, there’s only the 3 book binder to pick from, so I can’t select all my files to compile (I have more files in each book of the 5 book binder than I have in each book of the 3 book binder because I separated some out to make shorter chapters–but those changes don’t appear in the 3 book binder).
I’ve tried ungrouping the 3 book binder and throwing each folder in the trash, then tried moving the books from the 5 book binder into that 3 book binder, because it’s what seems to link to the compile, but when I did that it just recovered the books I’d moved to the trash! If I move book 4 or 5 from the 5 book binder into the 3 book binder, it moves them there and removes them from the 5 book binder. Those two books don’t seem to be linked (obviously, they’re not in the 3 book binder to begin with)
I don’t know if my description is understandable enough, but I’m happy to answer any questions to help figure this out.
I have checked for snapshots and other things linked between them, but unless I’m looking in the wrong place, there’s nothing.
edit–see picture below, it is not the binder as I have figured out, it is the draft folder I’ve been referring to this whole time! I know there shouldn’t be any more than 1 draft folder, but for some twisted reason I have two and they are annoyingly connected.