Very much hoping someone can help with this, I would appreciate any help.
I recently upgraded to Scrivener 3 and simply want to sync work across a MacMini and Macbook Pro both running latest version of osHigh Sierra.
i am currently running Scrivener 2 and Scrivener 3 side by side as I transfer work.
I have installed Dropbox on both machines — and the dropbox icon appears in both Finder sidebars. The Dropbox icon appears in both menu bars EXCEPT, ironically, when in Scrivener 3 on the Macbook Pro (it appears in the menu bar for al other apps except Scrivener 3)
I have read the User Manual, specifically the chapter Scrivener Everywhere — which seems more concerned with iOS synching than mac to mac synching.
I have been all over the internet, watched a few youtube videos, and trawled through the Forums here.
This is where I’m at:
I created a folders named Local Documents in my home folders. Inside the Local Documents folders I created a folder named, Scrivener Backups on both machines.
(All my other documents, desktop and photos etc are on iCloud Drive. There are NO Scrivener files on my iCloud Drive )
Go to Scrivener Preferences — Back Up and set the back up location as Local Documents/Scrivener Backups
- I open Current work in Scrivener 3 on the Mac Mini via the Recent dropdown. Opens no problem. Add text. Close project. Wait for Dropbox sync.
- After a flurry of Dropbox notifications I open Scrivener 3 on MacBook Pro and open Current work via Recent dropdown and get message: Project not in a recommended save location.
Before I proceed with transferring any more Scrivener 2 files I want to get the back ups and synching sorted.
What I’d like is:
a) To know exactly what is that I’m doing wrong.
b) A step by step guide to syncing a Macbook Pro with a Mac Mini via Dropbox.
c) To know why Dropbox icon disappears from Macbook Pro menu bar when in Scrivener 3.
I’m not interested in syncing with iPhones, iPads or iPods — just a Macbook Pro and Mac Mini.
If you can help I would really very much appreciate it. Many thanks .