Scrivener crashing due to reopening multiple projects

I had quite a few projects open when I last quit Scrivener. Now, it is crashing every time I attempt to open the application again. Is there any way (apart from maybe deleting all preferences) to open Scrivener without reopening the last-opened projects?

Yes. Hold the Shift key when the program starts.

You might want to look all of the projects over, whether you actually need them at the moment or not. Just to make sure the crash was a transient issue rather than a problem with one of the projects.


Also take a look at KB’s reply in



Thanks guys.