I have read the previous posts about losing projects and know that only a few have indicated losing them. Add me to the list!
I use Scrivener to work on sermons (I am a priest) and have one project file that is 5.5 mg in size that contains all my work (research, scripture passages, sermons, etc.) for the past year and a half. While working on the project this afternoon I paused to do a quick backup from within the file menu. A dialogue box came up indicating that the backup failed. Curious, thought I. It has never failed before. No big deal. I clicked on save. Dialogue box indicated that the file could not be saved because it could not be found! And yet there it was on my desktop, open! Tried again, same thing. Went to Finder (mind you, the project is still open) and I could find the project nowhere: not in the usual “Scrivener Projects” folder in my documents folder; not on the desktop; NOWHERE!
Trying not to panic, I quit Scrivener, thinking this was just an anomaly and that I would find the file. No. NOPE. NOTHING!
Fortunately for me, I just this week purchased Leopard and have been using Time Machine for about three days. I went into TM and there was my project! 30 minutes old, but still it was there and I was able to recover the project. (I also keep a clone of my computer, but those are a week old)
It opened fine in Scrivener.
I made a manual copy of the project that I keep in a separate folder now.
Question: Why is this happening? What gives? The only thing I can think of is that maybe there is some glitch with Virus Barrier X5 which was performing a “Real-Time Scan“, something which is not supposed to interfere with normal computer processes.
It would seem to me that if there are a handful of us who have mysteriously lost files (have had them disappear) then this would be something the developer would want to look at?
Thanks for any help/assistance provided!