reopen project at project launch

Hi, this is my first post. I am ashamed to say that although I have been lurking for a while and using Scrivener I never got around to saying what a great program I think this is. I am a published writer in Australia. Picador published my first book a few years ago. For the first book I used Word’s outline. It was ok but Scrivener’s options are so much better. I am hoping novel no. 2 will be easier to deal with as it develops thanks to Scrivener. I have tried out all the other apps. None of them came close to Scrivener. No, this isn’t in the wrong folder because the point of this post is that I have a technical prob. which is why I am ashamed I have waited till now to write my praise for the program! I have read all the other comments on this prob. which is not a new topic but I can’t for the life of me get Scrivener to re-open my last project when I relaunch Scrivener. No, I have not moved the last project or changed the path in any way. I was working from an alias to the program on the desktop but now even when I open the original and then quit and re-open again Scrivener can’t find it. Can anyone tell me what am I doing wrong?


It could be just a problem of setting the Preferences. See Preferences: General: Startup Options and make sure that the first box is checked.

If it is, then somehow Scrivener is not retaining the path to your project. You may need to Export all of your files and folders, open a new project, and Import the files and folders.


PS: very nice author web page; I’m off to buy your novel.

Wot y` like!!

If it was a bloke, yd be yellin at him to get his act together! :open_mouth: tch!! tch!! jeezz! I dont know!

I would check the preference pane first like Druid suggested.

ANother test is to create anew project, save it. CLose it and quit then reopen SCR and see if it opens the new project (to see if preferences are corrupt).

PS: Welcome to the boards. Beware the dog. He barks but he is too short to bite anything vital.


Mr Wock! Concentrate on this-----> JANE <–see it? Jaaanne! Jane is a…girl. Girls dont have the kind of vitals youre on about. They`re delicate creatures of vitalessivity.
Do Take Care

Thank you for all your advice. What worked was trashing the Scrivener preferences. (then I spent an hour looking for the rego code again - sigh, and I thought I was organised) That fixed the problem. Somewhere along the line Scrivener seemed to have gotten confused.

Thanks for your comments on my web page Druid. I was about to trash it.
Unfortunately I don’t think I have vitalessivity! I wish I had.