[NB]Root Folder Types and Icons

I’d like to have multiple root-level folders that will hold different types of documents, basically the equivalent of having multiple Draft folders.

However, while I can create new folders at the root level, I can’t seem to create a second Draft folder (e.g., with a Draft icon). I also can’t give the existing Draft folder a standard Folder icon. So my choices are to give both Draft and new root-level folders an entirely different icon, which is an unappealing option, or to have the Draft folder and the other root-level folders look different.

Is there any way around this apparent limitation on creating additional Draft folders or changing their icons to match something else? I’m sure there’s some reasoning behind this, but it’s a bit frustrating right now.

No, I don’t think so. It seems that the Draft folder icon and the Folder icons are reserved.

I have many root level folders, and do the first option all the time.

I doubt L&L will do anything to change this, as it’s also the way v1.9 worked, and probably (although I don’t know for sure) the way it works on the Mac, and to my knowledge you’re the first person who’s ever brought it up.

If this bugs you too much to live with, then the only thing I can think of is for you to craft a custom icon that strongly resembles the default Draft icon. It’s possible you can find the default Draft icon in Scriv’s program folders, but I really have no clue about that. Load your custom icon into the Icon Manager and assign it as you like.

I myself wouldn’t bother going to the trouble of that, but it doesn’t bother me. Or perhaps a more clever person will come along with a more clever solution. :smiley:


Well, it’s good to be an original! I suppose I can change all the icons to an alternative icon. It’s just that a folder is an awfully convenient icon to have available.

Thanks for weighing in!

It’s not a limitation. It’s by design. There are three special folders in Scrivener. I would suggest before you continue using Scrivener to go over and read the Interactive Tutorial which can be accessed through the Help menu. That’s going to save you a lot of time and frustration.

Good luck,

The Draft folder is a special folder and does not work like other folders. This is by design. Anything outside of the Draft folder will not be compiled. This is working as intended.