Using my iPad, iOs 11, I created a new Scrivener (V1.1.2) project which is saved to Dropbox.
On going to my PC, the project’s folder is there in Apps\Scrivener but there is no .scrivx file and so I can’t open it in Windows.
The new Files App on the iPad shows that no .scrivx file has been saved to Dropbox…
Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?
If I create the new project in Windows and save to my Dropbox folder it appears nicely on my iPad and changes I make to the iPad version are properly synced to Windows… So it’s not a Dropbox config thing…
If you have a functioning project on the iPad, then you have a .scrivx file (on the iPad).
Look at the Dropbox web interface to see if the file is being synchronized to the Dropbox server. In particular, I’d suggest looking one level up in your folder hierarchy. There have been a few cases where people ended up with the Dropbox/Apps/Scrivener folder as the top level project folder, as opposed to Dropbox/Apps/Scrivener/Project.scriv.
Created a new project, save on Dropbox, synced, and checked the contents via the web interface, and voilá, everything was there. The .scrivx file and three subfolders of which one is Files with the Binder documents.
Using new iOS version on iPhone 5s, I created a project on DropBox. No .scrivx created on Dropbox, checked both PC DropBox app and DropBox Web interface. Please see the screen shots below. The weird thing is that, after syncing, I can open this project on my iPad despite no .scrivx!
Ouupps… It turns out I was looking at a project created before the last update.
I am actually getting the same thing that you do, i.e. no visible .scrivx file, BUT I can open the project on my Mac. After having opened it on my Mac there is a .scrivx file and also a Files folder and no Mobile folder.
There is also a difference in icon for the projects on my Mac.
The first is from the project created on my iPad Pro and then opened in Scrivener on my Mac.
Yup. Mac can open and iOS devices can open, so perhaps this particular case was not tested on Windows side.
I thought maybe there would be a work around, so I tried exporting (zipping) the project created on 1.1.2 from my iPhone, and that was also missing .scrivx. Windows could not open.
So, unless we are missing something, it seems there is no way for iOS projects created on 1.1.2 to be synced to or usable on Windows. That would not be a hindrance for me–I always create projects on the PC–but for Windows users who want the flexibility of creating on iOS, this would be a major problem and for the moment they should avoid 1.1.2.