Hello kind souls of the Scrivener forum -
After several sessions of browsing the forums, reviewing the tutorial and learning all I could about Scrivener, I decided to take the plunge and spent most of last weekend pulling my novel project (MSWord for Mac) into Scrivener (1.11 trial version). All went well, the pieces were splitting as expected. I was learning new ways to make Scrivener work for me…
I spent 2 1/2 days on this - saving interim files, but never fully quitting Scrivener during that time. When all was done, I backed things up, quit Scrivener and looked forward to catching things up and typing in more of my handwritten manuscript this weekend.
Just now, when I tried to open the .scriv file, I got the following error:
I have tried to open the backup version from last weekend, the updated version from today, the backup version from my thumb drive, the backup files generated today, but I repeatedly receive this same error message.
My level of panic has risen through the roof and I must admit to recognizing a certain paralysis at the moment, so my reasoning-through-the-problem skills are on the blink. I need help.
I am using Scrivener 1.11, trial version, on an iMac desktop with 10.5.1.
My file names are:
PinP.scriv (original file & now updated file)
Peril_P_backup.rtfd (dud, not full backup)
PinP [2/3/08 9/27 PM].scriv
PinP [2/3/08 9/27 PM]Old_backup.scriv
I confess to being a Mac newbie - just 3 months of at-home use (though a fairly sophisticated Windows user).
Is anyone awake at this hour in the UK???
//added thought: The only other variable I can think of is: Though the ticker today when I opened Scriv said I’ve got 25 days left to try (trial seems to be based on “use” days), it may be close to 30 calendar days since I actually downloaded the trial. I would think I’d get a message to that effect, but again - my mind is grasping at straws so thought I’d throw this into the mix.//