Scrivener closes unexpectedly when using WinSorter

I’m seeing some odd behaviour between Scrivener and WinSorter ( And this could very easily be a problem with the latter rather than Scrivener.

I had a list of about 600 entries in Scrivener and when I attempt to use the various sorting functions of WinSorter it’s a bit of a crapshoot as to what will actually happen. Sometimes it works as expected, sometimes nothing happens, but other times Scrivener just closes completely (no error message or anything).

WinSorter seems to work fine with NotePad, so maybe just an incompatibility with Scriv? (My first thought is that it probably takes me about 2 seconds to click the menu option, so maybe it’s stomping all over Scriv’s auto-save or something).

It’s not a huge deal, just thought you might want to know.

For what it’s worth, I don’t have any problems using WinSorter in conjunction with Scrivener in Windows 7 64-bit. I just fired the two of 'em up and tested their joint operation to confirm my previous experience.

This of course doesn’t directly help the original poster. But it does indicate that there may not be anything systemic in WinSorter that’s making it incompatible with the current version of Scrivener for Windows.

Cheers & hope this helps,


Same here: Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit

Weird. If I get a chance I’ll try to play more and narrow down when it happens.