I just updated to v 1.5 tonight. I’ve been using Scrivener for a couple of years without incident. I have a backup routine that I follow whenever I work in Scrivener. Before I quit, I create a backup using Backup Project to… menu option–I backup a copy using that menu item to my hard drive and then to my iDisk (which then syncs it to .Mac)–to the same folders each time.
After updating through the Scrivener program’s prompt that there was a new version, the first time I got an error, then I tried again using Check for Updates. The second time worked. When I opened Scrivener, it opened to a version that was not my most current. Up until now, it had always opened to my most recent version. When I searched for the most recent version I did find what seemed to be the most recent version, but it won’t open. I get a window saying “Project not found. No project could be found at the specified path.” That one is on the iDisk. Odd thing is that the file size is way smaller than it should be: 344 KB vs 2.1MB from previous versions (it is a .scriv file, not a .zip). The file name also seems to be truncated. Normally the file name has a couple of brackets with dates in them and then another with the current date and time of that file. There are a several of those .scriv files missing that last bracketed part. I don’t know why some have it and some don’t, or if it’s relevant to this problem. I just noticed that the file name at the end after the two bracketed parts says “…2-.Mac.scriv” That’s the only file in the whole folder that has “.Mac” added to the end of the file. I didn’t do it. I never change the file names, I just let it name the file and I save it where it’s supposed to go.
I also get another window that says “The document ‘file name…scriv’ could not be opened. No valid project could be found at the specified path.”
One of my other most recent backups on the iDisk gives me this warning when I try to open it:
“Warning This project was either not closed properly or is currently open on another machine. Please not that f the same project is open on two machines concurrently, daa could be lost. Before the project can be opened, its search strings need re-synchronising. This process could talk several minutes. Continue?”
The file was neither open on another machine (I only write on that machine) or closed improperly. I always go through the same routine when backing up and quitting. The same file seems to open off the hard drive backup, but it’s not my most recent version.
Can you think of any way to recover the file that won’t open?
This is all on a PowerBook G4 running OS X 10.5.6, no Time Machine.