I want to reinstall Scrivener but am wary about whether all my preferences will be saved, even though I haven’t created my own template. I just use the standard Novel template. If I use Save Preferences in the Manage Pane of Preferences will this save ALL my settings including the colours I use in Full Screen mode (which I’ve set to match Bean)? Will it also save my Compile settings which I’ve created names for or do I need to save these separately and if so, how?
First, compile settings are part of the project itself, so you don’t need to worry about those. “Save Preferences” will indeed save all your full screen colours - reinstalling shouldn’t affect your preferences anyway, but if you have some preferences you don’t want to lose it is a good idea to back them up using the Manage feature.
Hope that helps.
All the best,
I reinstalled Scrivener having saved Preferences but have found, when reloading the Preferences, that my own Compile settings have been lost. I specifically named them Mike - Courier and Mike - Arial but they appear to have gone. Have I done something wrong? Where would they have been stored?
Problem sorted. I recovered Compile Settings from Application Support in Time Machine.
Good to hear. They shouldn’t have been deleted from a reinstall, though–did you trash the Application Support/Scrivener folder yourself (or with something like AppZapper)?
Ah, I did. I’m always thorough with deleting everything.
Heh. Well I’m glad you got them back. For future reference, the Application Support/Scrivener folder houses a lot of important things that you create–templates, compile settings, layouts, and most importantly, if you didn’t change the default location, your project backups.
If you’re just doing a reinstall, unless you suspect you have corrupted files, you can leave your literatureandlatte.scrivener2 plist files as well (in ~/Library/Preferences).
Thanks. Useful to know for the future.