Problem Using/Closing Projects

Exception Name: SCRInvalidBinder

Exception Reason: The standard root items could not be located in the binder - project may be corrupt.

0 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff20987bfb __exceptionPreprocess + 242
1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff206c0d92 objc_exception_throw + 48
2 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff209b0306 -[NSException raise] + 9
3 Scrivener 0x0000000102ba5ed3 Scrivener + 3370707
4 Scrivener 0x0000000102ba3edb Scrivener + 3362523
5 Scrivener 0x00000001028862de Scrivener + 94942
6 Scrivener 0x00000001028872b6 Scrivener + 98998
7 Scrivener 0x0000000102887e77 Scrivener + 102007
8 Foundation 0x00007fff216be1e7 __NSFireDelayedPerform + 415
9 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff20926629 CFRUNLOOP_IS_CALLING_OUT_TO_A_TIMER_CALLBACK_FUNCTION + 20
10 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff2092611d __CFRunLoopDoTimer + 927
11 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff20925c7a __CFRunLoopDoTimers + 307
12 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff2090c883 __CFRunLoopRun + 1988
13 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff2090b9fc CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 563
14 HIToolbox 0x00007fff28b551f3 RunCurrentEventLoopInMode + 292
15 HIToolbox 0x00007fff28b54f55 ReceiveNextEventCommon + 587
16 HIToolbox 0x00007fff28b54cf3 _BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInModeWithFilter + 70
17 AppKit 0x00007fff23114b12 _DPSNextEvent + 864
18 AppKit 0x00007fff231132e5 -[NSApplication(NSEvent) _nextEventMatchingEventMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 1364
19 AppKit 0x00007fff23105609 -[NSApplication run] + 586
20 AppKit 0x00007fff230d980c NSApplicationMain + 816
21 libdyld.dylib 0x00007fff20830f3d start + 1
22 ??? 0x0000000000000001 0x0 + 1

I keep getting this error over and over. All my text is gone and I can’t do anything - I can’t add folders, type, see any of my previous text. yes, I have a backup file and have gotten my text back (just emailed it to myself) but the program won’t allow me to close the windows or restart without a hard restart of the whole computer. :frowning: What’s happening?

I checked another project and it’s behaving the same way. I cannot add anything or edit - all the tools are grayed out and no cursor appears. Help!

Are your Scrivener projects located on a “cloud drive” (like iCloud Drive) or in a cloud-synced area of your harddrive (like your Dropbox folder)?

If so, you may have that cloud service set to store your files “remote only” — which literally removes your files from your hard drive — leaves little placeholders behind and then serves your files back to you on demand. Scrivener projects cannot function in this state — all the inner parts of your Scrivener project must really be present on your hardrive.

If this is your problem, you can fix it by locating your scrivener projects using the Finder and telling your cloud sync set up to keep those projects stored locally. (The syncing still happens, but those files are not removed from your harddrive.) Or if your project is sitting on your iCloud Drive, drag it to your harddrive to relocate it locally (make sure, in this case, you give it a moment to transfer all).

I am not savvy enough to read the error message stuff you posted, but the above is a problem that you might be encountering.

What version of Scrivener and what version of Mac OS, please?

A corrupted project should just refuse to open. It shouldn’t crash Scrivener unless you moved it while it was open or something like that. So there’s probably something else going on.

FIXED :slight_smile: It was the iCloud thing. Good to learn! I’ve made sure it’s saving to my computer and not to the iCloud.

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