strange duplicate behaviour

I’m using Scrivener 2.3.1 on OS X 10.7.5 and the following strange thing just happened:

  1. I had several folders at the top level of ‘Drafts’, followed by a single file (file ‘A’) at the same level. The folders contained their own files/folders, but not many - up to a dozen in each
  2. I used the context menu to duplicate the last folder in the list

Result: the folder/file structure was duplicated properly, but there was no text-- all files were empty, except that the text of the file (file ‘A’) was now the text attribute of the duplicated folder (ie the top level of what I had duplicated), and file ‘A’ was no longer there at all. The duplicated folders did have synopsis text where the originals had it.

ok - even stranger…I tried again, and the first half of the text files (3/6) were empty, the second half of them had the text in as they should.

…and I just tried it again, and it worked as it should.

Hi,

If you open Console.app from /Applications/Utilities, can you see any errors there pertaining to Scrivener? Can you reproduce it at all?

Thanks and all the best,
Keith

This is what I get from the console for the period during which the behaviour happened, including the two subsequent attempts that I wrote about in the posts. I can’t see anything in there that refers to Scrivener, but it’s all Greek to me!

Jon

27/11/2012 10:35:52.098 [0x0-0x22022].com.google.Chrome: [451:-1392368960:1127/103552:ERROR:extension_prefs.cc(1522)] Bad or missing pref ‘version’ for extension ‘loanbdhogffocnffhbmncfdhphjkbolc’
27/11/2012 10:35:52.373 [0x0-0x22022].com.google.Chrome: [451:-1392368960:1127/103552:ERROR:extension_prefs.cc(1522)] Bad or missing pref ‘version’ for extension ‘gdaeohpmcenmffofpikllphdhlkkocfa’
27/11/2012 10:35:52.774 [0x0-0x22022].com.google.Chrome: [451:-1392368960:1127/103552:ERROR:extension_prefs.cc(1522)] Bad or missing pref ‘version’ for extension ‘jfdfjbcgbnkbedbpplnlpfgbclaiofak’
27/11/2012 10:35:53.017 [0x0-0x22022].com.google.Chrome: [451:-1392368960:1127/103553:ERROR:extension_prefs.cc(1522)] Bad or missing pref ‘version’ for extension ‘icodbndgedclejcmgnjfigcclgafddhh’
27/11/2012 10:35:53.287 [0x0-0x22022].com.google.Chrome: [451:-1392368960:1127/103553:ERROR:extension_prefs.cc(1522)] Bad or missing pref ‘version’ for extension ‘eigpdddipflfbkkpflfflcekgfgfgfmj’
27/11/2012 10:35:53.552 [0x0-0x22022].com.google.Chrome: [451:-1392368960:1127/103553:ERROR:extension_prefs.cc(1522)] Bad or missing pref ‘version’ for extension ‘apboafhkiegglekeafbckfjldecefkhn’
27/11/2012 10:35:54.199 [0x0-0x22022].com.google.Chrome: [451:-1392368960:1127/103554:ERROR:extension_prefs.cc(1522)] Bad or missing pref ‘version’ for extension ‘dcjeclnkejmbepoibfnamioojinoopln’
27/11/2012 10:35:54.444 [0x0-0x22022].com.google.Chrome: [451:-1392368960:1127/103554:ERROR:extension_prefs.cc(1522)] Bad or missing pref ‘version’ for extension ‘ikhnbijacmpeikpnoeddepkehmcofgbh’
27/11/2012 10:35:55.413 [0x0-0x22022].com.google.Chrome: [451:-1392368960:1127/103555:ERROR:extension_prefs.cc(1522)] Bad or missing pref ‘version’ for extension ‘njkigggmlihigheckmmebgogbgdmllpo’
27/11/2012 10:35:56.036 [0x0-0x22022].com.google.Chrome: [451:-1392368960:1127/103556:ERROR:extension_prefs.cc(1522)] Bad or missing pref ‘version’ for extension ‘pcflmbddgcmomcfngehfhlajjapabojh’
27/11/2012 10:35:58.025 [0x0-0x22022].com.google.Chrome: [451:-1392368960:1127/103558:ERROR:extension_prefs.cc(1522)] Bad or missing pref ‘version’ for extension ‘nkahklbihfpckmhooikaomidogmdoiel’
27/11/2012 10:37:29.035 SoftwareUpdateCheck: SoftwareUpdateCheck (Launch): current workspace is full screen
27/11/2012 10:37:29.038 com.apple.launchd.peruser.1036: (com.apple.softwareupdateagent) Throttling respawn: Will start in 1500 seconds
27/11/2012 10:39:13.627 com.apple.launchd.peruser.1036: (com.apple.softwareupdateagent) Throttling respawn: Will start in 1396 seconds
27/11/2012 10:39:13.628 com.apple.launchd.peruser.1036: (com.apple.softwareupdateagent) Throttling respawn: Will start in 1396 seconds
27/11/2012 10:39:15.677 defaults:
The domain/default pair of (/Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/Info, KSBrandID) does not exist
27/11/2012 10:39:26.586 defaults:
The domain/default pair of (/Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/Info, KSChannelID) does not exist
27/11/2012 10:39:33.599 com.apple.launchd.peruser.1036: (com.apple.softwareupdateagent) Throttling respawn: Will start in 1376 seconds
27/11/2012 10:44:19.195 AddressBookSourceSync: ServerNotifications: Setting delegate to APSD
27/11/2012 10:44:20.138 AddressBookSourceSync: Subscription request completed
27/11/2012 10:44:29.882 AddressBookSourceSync: Observed by <ABTracedPowerLogBuilder: 0x108845520>: 0/0/0
27/11/2012 10:44:29.882 AddressBookSourceSync: Observed by <ABTracedPowerLogBuilder: 0x108845520>: 0/0/0
27/11/2012 10:44:30.021 AddressBookSourceSync: Observed by <ABTracedPowerLogBuilder: 0x108845520>: 0/0/0
27/11/2012 10:44:30.032 AddressBookSourceSync: Observed by <ABTracedPowerLogBuilder: 0x108845520>: 0/0/0
27/11/2012 10:44:30.041 AddressBookSourceSync: Observed by <ABTracedPowerLogBuilder: 0x108845520>: 0/0/0
27/11/2012 10:44:41.741 SubmitDiagInfo: Removed expired file [file://localhost/Network/Servers/crassh … ac-2.crash](file://localhost/Network/Servers/crassh-minnie.arb.polis.private.cam.ac.uk/Users/mairj/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Finder_2012-10-24-142817_Computers-iMac-2.crash)
27/11/2012 10:44:42.656 SubmitDiagInfo: Removed expired plist file [file://localhost/Network/Servers/crassh … rash.plist](file://localhost/Network/Servers/crassh-minnie.arb.polis.private.cam.ac.uk/Users/mairj/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/.Finder_2012-10-24-142817_Computers-iMac-2.crash.plist)
27/11/2012 10:44:50.429 SubmitDiagInfo: Could not write whitelist! Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=513 “You don’t have permission to save the file “SubmitDiagInfo.domains” in the folder “CrashReporter”.” UserInfo=0x7fb2d52207e0 {NSFilePath=/Library/Application Support/CrashReporter/SubmitDiagInfo.domains, NSUserStringVariant=Folder, NSUnderlyingError=0x7fb2d521ffb0 “The operation couldn’t be completed. Permission denied”}
27/11/2012 10:55:52.158 com.apple.launchd.peruser.1036: (com.apple.pbs) Throttling respawn: Will start in 9 seconds
27/11/2012 11:02:10.363 com.apple.launchd.peruser.1036: (com.apple.KerberosHelper.LKDCHelper[2595]) Exited with code: 1
27/11/2012 11:07:29.659 SoftwareUpdateCheck: SoftwareUpdateCheck (Launch): current workspace is full screen
27/11/2012 11:07:29.660 com.apple.launchd.peruser.1036: (com.apple.softwareupdateagent) Throttling respawn: Will start in 1500 seconds
27/11/2012 11:29:36.516 com.apple.launchd.peruser.1036: (com.apple.KerberosHelper.LKDCHelper[6581]) Exited with code: 1

tried duplicating the original folder again, and a newer folder that I’ve added to drafts since - no problem now.

Here’s the process list - in case it’s helpful. This is from now, but it should be pretty much what I was running earlier.

Doesn’t seem to be causing a problem now, and it’s never happened before, and I have everything well backed up, so no need to get back to me now. Just thought I’d flag it as it was odd.

Cheers, Jon

8999 Activity Monitor mairj 1.4 5 17.5 MB Intel (64 bit)
3761 Scrivener mairj 0.9 10 168.6 MB Intel
2629 TextWrangler mairj 0.1 4 33.6 MB Intel
48 loginwindow mairj 0.0 3 74.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
305 SystemUIServer mairj 0.0 4 20.6 MB Intel (64 bit)
339 Quicksilver mairj 0.0 5 37.7 MB Intel (64 bit)
466 Google Chrome Worker mairj 0.0 5 39.0 MB Intel
3824 Google Chrome Renderer mairj 0.0 5 54.5 MB Intel
8929 Console mairj 0.0 2 25.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
451 Google Chrome mairj 0.0 27 190.1 MB Intel
7484 Google Chrome Renderer mairj 0.0 5 81.8 MB Intel
384 Mail mairj 0.0 14 192.7 MB Intel (64 bit)
8696 Google Chrome Renderer mairj 0.0 5 71.9 MB Intel
8169 Papers 2.4.1 mairj 0.0 6 300.1 MB Intel (64 bit)
464 Google Chrome Worker mairj 0.0 5 28.4 MB Intel
6777 Preview mairj 0.0 3 138.6 MB Intel (64 bit)
8179 Citations mairj 0.0 2 14.9 MB Intel (64 bit)
459 Google Chrome Helper mairj 0.0 4 25.1 MB Intel
3791 Google Chrome Worker mairj 0.0 6 25.8 MB Intel
306 Finder mairj 0.0 12 76.6 MB Intel (64 bit)
271 launchd mairj 0.0 2 1.5 MB Intel (64 bit)
891 DashboardClient mairj 0.0 9 25.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
1003 Things mairj 0.0 10 47.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
3820 Google Chrome Renderer mairj 0.0 5 51.5 MB Intel
396 AppleSpell.service mairj 0.0 2 15.1 MB Intel (64 bit)
3827 Google Chrome Renderer mairj 0.0 5 71.9 MB Intel
7067 LKDCHelper mairj 0.0 3 1.9 MB Intel (64 bit)
8998 PubSubAgent mairj 0.0 3 3.1 MB Intel (64 bit)
303 Dock mairj 0.0 5 21.9 MB Intel (64 bit)
317 pboard mairj 0.0 1 1.6 MB Intel (64 bit)
324 warmd_agent mairj 0.0 2 1.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
338 iTunes Helper mairj 0.0 3 5.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
8926 Google Chrome Renderer mairj 0.0 5 65.7 MB Intel
3818 Google Chrome Renderer mairj 0.0 5 72.4 MB Intel
3825 Google Chrome Renderer mairj 0.0 5 51.4 MB Intel
634 TextEdit mairj 0.0 2 17.8 MB Intel (64 bit)
315 com.apple.dock.extra mairj 0.0 2 11.1 MB Intel (64 bit)
329 imagent mairj 0.0 2 4.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
3823 Google Chrome Renderer mairj 0.0 5 51.6 MB Intel
462 Google Chrome Worker mairj 0.0 5 27.4 MB Intel
292 UserEventAgent mairj 0.0 3 9.9 MB Intel (64 bit)
320 lsboxd mairj 0.0 2 4.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
334 AirPort Base Station Agent mairj 0.0 3 1.9 MB Intel (64 bit)
341 Fantastical mairj 0.0 7 36.3 MB Intel (64 bit)
348 Things Sandbox Helper mairj 0.0 2 8.5 MB Intel (64 bit)
3793 Google Chrome Worker mairj 0.0 5 26.0 MB Intel
376 dbfseventsd mairj 0.0 1 180 KB Intel
3821 Google Chrome Renderer mairj 0.0 5 49.2 MB Intel
8943 mdworker mairj 0.0 3 4.5 MB Intel (64 bit)
304 talagent mairj 0.0 2 14.0 MB Intel (64 bit)
311 fontd mairj 0.0 2 7.6 MB Intel (64 bit)
2631 crash-catcher mairj 0.0 2 1.3 MB Intel
3819 Google Chrome Renderer mairj 0.0 5 50.7 MB Intel
3826 Google Chrome Renderer mairj 0.0 5 51.8 MB Intel
274 distnoted mairj 0.0 8 5.6 MB Intel (64 bit)
465 Google Chrome Worker mairj 0.0 5 26.5 MB Intel
337 TISwitcher mairj 0.0 2 6.9 MB Intel (64 bit)
3789 Google Chrome Worker mairj 0.0 6 30.1 MB Intel
8988 xpchelper mairj 0.0 2 4.7 MB Intel (64 bit)
463 Google Chrome Worker mairj 0.0 5 32.4 MB Intel
491 PepperFlashPlayer (Chrome Plug-In Host) mairj 0.0 4 21.4 MB Intel
349 Dropbox mairj 0.0 17 65.7 MB Intel
8208 nvALT mairj 0.0 5 27.9 MB Intel (64 bit)
3822 Google Chrome Renderer mairj 0.0 5 51.6 MB Intel
412 Image Capture Extension mairj 0.0 3 10.6 MB Intel (64 bit)
6438 mdworker mairj 0.0 4 28.9 MB Intel (64 bit)
8928 Quick Look Helper mairj 0.0 4 7.5 MB Intel (64 bit)
8178 cookied mairj 0.0 3 1.4 MB Intel (64 bit)
3806 Google Chrome Worker mairj 0.0 5 66.8 MB Intel

Hi,

Thanks fro looking through the logs. Unfortunately there’s nothing there that indicates Scrivener threw an error of any kind, so it may be that the bug wasn’t caused by an internal error but some strangeness in the code that is doing weird things in some particular circumstance. If you can reproduce it at all, please let me know.

Thanks!

All the best,
Keith