Before I ask my question, I have to say I LOVE this program and wouldn’t think of writing my novels on anything else. This is the second time I’ve had this problem, on different projects (the first was also coupled with me opening the wrong Dropbox file and erasing the whole thing, but that was my fault, I think). This time, I have done everything veeeeery carefully and haven’t (to my knowledge) overwritten the main project with an older version.
On with the problem: I’m running Scrivener for Mac (latest version on a Mac Mini running Yeosemite) and for Windows (latest version on HP touchsmart laptop running Windows10). I primarily do my writing on the Mac but when the opportunity presents itself to write in my recliner, I send the project to Dropbox and sync with the PC laptop.
This process has been good for a while now, except last night, when I uploaded my project from the Mac to Dropbox after taking snapshots of several different subdocuments (the proper name is escaping me at the moment). This morning I had some time to work from said recliner and pulled the project off Dropbox to work on my PC laptop. The story was there, but the snapshots (some of the subdocuments had 3 or more snapshots) were ALL gone–the ones I made last night and the ones from earlier in the project.
Did I do something wrong? This is about the 20th time–okay, not really, but I’ve lost count, it could be a LOT more–I’ve saved this project on the Mac, uploaded to Dropbox, then the next day, downloaded to my PC laptop and it’s always been perfectly fine. I didn’t change my routine, but since this is the second this has happened (like I said above, the first time was a total loss of a different project and I luckily had a backup handy on a flash drive), I decided to post here and see if there’s something can be done.
I haven’t lost anything yet (I still have the project on my Mac and it’s okay, but I’d like to be able to work on my PC and send it back to the Mac) but until I can transfer EVERYTHING in the project to the PC, I’m stuck working in my basement office on the Mac (which is great, but mobility has its perks this time of year!).
Thanks in advance!