I had a number of files labled “Most Recent” with different dates and times. All of a sudden they are gone, vanished, kaput. I’ve searched my hard drive for all .scriv files and nothing shows up.
I KNOW they were there this morning.
See “Lost everything in your Tutorial” in this same forum. I had a similar problem. Very likely you are unwittingly working inside the Tutorial. At least that is what caused all mine to vanish. Otherwise it’s a new issue (or an expansion on mine).
The only change the definitely helpful interactive tutorial needs is an all-caps, bold-faced warning to Create New Project before entering any information you do not regard as sacrificially experimental.
Frankly, I’m puzzled why anyone wouldn’t know that Create a New Project oughtn’t to be an initial phase of creating a new project. Twas ever thus, as best I remember, since the days of Word 1.01. Or Lotus 1-2-3. Or Visicalc. Or WordPerfect. Or WordStar.
But sufficient numbers of people seem to have done just that in Scrivener, so some sort of warning, unmissable even by those who find interacting with a tutorial and digesting a wealth of instructions and advice a burden, ought to be splashed around in there somewhere or other. Perhaps with skulls and bones and Abandon Hope All Yees and the like.
somehow, someway, after about 6 hours of searching, I FOUND THEM. Don’t ask me how or why, but they were in a backup file that I somehow duplicated (or it duplicated itself) and was hidden??? I’m at a loss as to how I would retrace the steps I took to find them, but I’m fairly certain this was not a fault of the Scrivener program.
“We saw the enemy, and it was us, Pogo!”