I’ve been writing a book manuscript in Scrivener for about 10 months – my Dropbox and my hard drive are both full of different backups of the book, most of them named by default, with dates and times.
On June 1, I turned in the manuscript. At that point, I was using two .Scriv files on a daily basis. One was the book itself, in chapters. The other was all my research, which grew regularly.
And now the problem: Since turning in the manuscript, I’ve been unable to locate the research file. I’ve tried Spotlight searches, using key words and phrases – I’ve opened every file that appears in Spotlight, but none is the last-updated research file. I’ve located a much-earlier version of the research file, but it’s missing months of data. I’ve also tried searching by last-opened date, with no results.
It’s somewhere on my computer or Dropbox, I’m pretty sure. I need to find it soon – I have three weeks left to revise a 600-page manuscript. Thanks for any help…