In other words, safety…good to have especially when under tension of feeling something’s lost.
Yes, that’s probably true. May be rage, frantic and such just fit better. May be the back ups are not that important at the moment as they will just contain a part of the text / edits. But good to have them anyway.
There are five projects shown with two instances. I guess, frantic and rage do not fit anymore as well. In Scrivener in the menu “Window” and “Recent Projects” all the open projects are displayed once. In the Windows system tray when I click the Scrivener icon five projects are shown twice.
He means assure all your Scrivener windows are closed, so that no project is open.
Why? I assume, the only way to get back some text / edits is to keep them open, that is the only place I could find those. When I close them that text / edits will be lost forever, I would think.
then the pop-up window you get in that case.
What pop up window?
Unless you used settings so you don’t ge that.
Sorry, what settings I need?
Then you can start the opening and testing of the unzipped backup, which is out where you can find it.
Yes, but I already did for comparing with a sync program) and it didn’t help. It cannot, I assume. Or what should I do now with these back ups?
Is there an undo / redo option that works project wide (so I could undo steps and see what changes I did in a single incstance of a project and copy all of the changes one by one to a bac)? Not only for a single folder / doc? Or how could I find out where, in what folders, files I did edits and added text?
And i see you have a large number of projects open – all the time?
Yes, they are.
This is probably not a wise idea. However well Scrivener is coded, there are so many ways Windows can cause an error. This may have to do with why you lost text.
So this means, Scrivener is coded quite bad. Yes, obviously. What are these ways? That sounds very odd, actually I would think, it is not a wise idea to not have open all of the projects one is working on. And then each time you have an idea / thought, new text, etc. you want to add on has to (re)open a project all the time. So why is it?
Multiplying that would be if you don’t shut down Windows itself say every few days, just closing the laptop.
Why? I do not want to start alle of the programs, windows, projects, etc. all the time after restarting Win.
I think having a number of projects open while you are doing something between them is likely fine, but then I’d cut the number down. And sensibly use Alt-F, Alt-X to close Scrivener again every few days. Done that way, it’ll open all your projects as they were, the next time.
Actually I would think a program shouldn’t work badly only because there are open some windows of it all the time. Like other programs work as well properliy, Firefox, Word, OpenOffice, Thunderbird, etc. I do not know any program getting problems when there are windows open all the time. It just is usual, I would think. Why is Scrivener different? Only because of its bad coding?
As far as ‘checking for text’, I don’t know how you can expect to do anything else but use your memory,
Text, edits of a project done over the last weeks? And even for five projects? Oops, holy…That is…well…unbelievable…a great…well, I am not able to say something. First I would expect such cannot happen. Then I would expect there is a safety precaution if such happens.
But you can compare the version you recovered from backup,
But if - and like I said I assume it is like that and the comparisons of the back ups I did do suggest - both instances back up to the same file, what they are doing, each time the text entered of the other one is gone. Or am I missing anything?
Go methodically, and there will be best results. And just think in future how computers and their software are not really appliances. There’s too much complexity for them ever to be perfect, or fixable with the screwdriver in your kitchen drawer
Would be a cool text for a service in a big church. Yes, of course, I will think of it when I get the screwdriver, hammer (for the computer) and pliers from the kitchen drawer.
One thing professionals of any subject do, is keep backups which are on a portable disk, as an example.
Well, this indeed is a very good idea, yes. If only I would not be such a lousy amateur. But now it’s too late.
But how could such a back up help here when both instances back up to the same file? So the text entered / edits done in one instance would delete (overwrite) the text entered / edits in the othter one and vice verca. And so on.
OK, thank you very much for your help, Clive!