I wanted to post this to help others who might have this happen. First, I got my text back. :mrgreen:
The scenario: I have a novel in Scrivener separated into Chapter folders, and scene texts. I was editting the latest scene. I’d written the first couple paragraphs, saved, wrote some more, saved and eventually had most of the scene done. I came back this morning, and was tweaking a few things. I noticed I hadn’t changed my labels on that scene yet, so I added my ‘Scene’ label and a First Draft status. I went back to the scene, and to my horror found that all but the very first few paragraphs were gone. I’d saved when I changed the labels. I was horrified - all that writing, all those edits and corrections gone.
I stopped what I was doing. No more saves or edits. I stopped any attempts to backup. I opened the Scrivener folder where the project file was held, and went to Files > Docs. Here was a long list of RTF files and some other odds and ends. I scrolled to the bottom and found the RTF with the most recent date. When I opened it, rainbows and puppies and lottery winnings, I found the prior, complete version of the scene in the RTF. I grabbed the text and corrected my project. I will now be far more religious about making separate backups between general saves.
In Scrivener’s defense, I haven’t grabbed the most recent updates - I’m at 22.214.171.124, the last patch from June 23, 2012. Maybe I’ll go do that update thingy now.