Lost templates?

I’m on Scrivener 3.2.3 for MacOS.

I just opened the main document dialog box, and noticed that my custom templates were missing. I searched for them on my drive, and found .xml (not .scrivtemplate) files in ~/Library/Application Support/Scrivener/ScriptFormats/ with the same name. Scrivener doesn’t like them, even changing the extension (which I didn’t expect to work).

Any idea how they were lost, and how to recover them?

What version of macOS are you using? Do you have Dropbox and saved your templates on it? Monterey currently does not support Dropbox’s online only mode, which might explain your issue. If you are using Dropbox — I use a couple of macs myself so have my custom templates folder stored there —change its setting to offline. Right click the folder/file and use the Make offline option.

If we are talking about custom script formats for scriptwriting mode (not project templates), then the different script formats are not invoked from the main project dialog. They are handled via the Format menu once you have a project open.