I’m using Scrivener on my MacBook and my iPad, syncing via Dropbox. Today I opened a project on my MacBook for the first time in a while - for the past few weeks I’ve been using my iPad. I’ve been careful about syncing, although in my early days I did get a few conflicts because I hadn’t exited the project properly on my iPad.
Today I noticed text icons on almost all of my folders, when I opened the project on my MacBook. I am 100% sure they were not there when I closed the project earlier today on my iPad. The project has 5 folders. 4 of them had text icons but there was no text in the folders themselves - I made sure the group views were turned off and tried selecting and deleting any stray spaces and carriage returns, but there weren’t any and the phantom icons stayed obdurately there.
The one folder that was behaving properly worked fine. I typed a few random characters of text and the icon appeared. I deleted them and it disappeared. But the other 4 folders continued to display their text icons.
In the end I cleared the problem by creating a new set of empty folders, moving the text files from the old folders into the new folders, then deleting the old (now empty) folders (which, interestingly, still retain their phantom text icons as they sit there in the trash can).
I have done a few tests by working on the project on my MacBook and my iPad alternately, being careful to exit properly each time and sync Dropbox, and the problem has not reappeared.
Can you cast any light on how the phantom text icons might have appeared? I don’t like unsolved mysteries - perhaps it’s my OCD