Trying to Copy my current writing project from my desktop to my laptop

I have Scrivener loaded on both PC’s. I am trying to copy my current project onto my laptop so I can work on it while traveling. I have saved the project on my desktop OneDrive but it doesn’t show up on the laptop and can’t seem to figure out how to do it. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!

Hello Pdvpdx, and welcome to the user’s forum.

On your two computers, is OneDrive set up so that its files are stored with the “Files on Demand” setting activated?

If so, that might be preventing your laptop from seeing and downloading the Scrivener project. You might check out this Microsoft Support page and change the settings for Scrivener projects on both computers to be stored offline. That could help resolve this issue.

And, alternatively, you could save your Scrivener project from the desktop to a USB drive and move it to the laptop that way.

You could even use a non-cloud-syncing solution like the one outlined on this Knowledge Base article.

If you’re concerned that your laptop won’t have a reliable internet connection when you’re traveling, using a non-cloud option could be helpful.

Thank you. I tried your suggestion for One Drive. I think my Laptop’s operating system is outdated and doesn’t seem to support sharing.

The fastest and most reliable way to copy a Scrivener project is to use the File → Backup → Backup To command, and check the box to create a ZIP backup. You can then transfer the backup file by email, USB stick, or any convenient method. Do the same in reverse to transfer back to the original computer.

Note that this is a copy not a synchronization. That is, it will be up to you to keep track of which version is which. Please give each copy a unique name so that you can identify it.