I’m unable to compile my Scrivener file.
Note: I’m currently working with Scrivener’s technical support professional but they shared have no more ideas for my situation.
Copying the suggestions suggested by Scrivener Support:
"You don’t create a shared account. It is there already, on your hard drive.
Go to the root of your hard drive, then open the “Users” folder, and you should see a “Shared” folder. Every Mac has this built-in. It exists specifically to allow you to pass material between accounts.
If you don’t know how to navigate to the root of your hard drive, just open “Finder” and click “Go > Computer.” You’ll see a list of drives that are connected to your computer, and you should be able to figure out which one is your primary hard drive. Another way to go directly there is to open Finder and click “Go > Go To Folder” and manually type in “/Users/Shared” (without the quotes). Note that these folder names are case-sensitive."
"For the purposes of this test, you don’t need your license key. The software will run (fully functional) in the new account for 30-days.
Unfortunately, it turns out that just putting the file into the shared folder results in it still having the original user’s file permissions (which is why it is still saying that it is read-only). Try this instead:
ZIP the project up first ( CTRL+Click (Right+Click) on it and select “Compress”).
Place it into the Shared folder.
Log in to the second account.
Copy the ZIP file out of the Shared folder, then double-click on it to unzip it.
You should be able to open the unzipped copy."
"Could you try clicking the “Defaults” button to reset all preferences back to their defaults? That way we’ll know if the compile working in your new user account was due to the preferences being reset, or some other factor.
I’ll warn you now, I’ve run out of suggestions. I’ve told you everything that I could possibly think of to try and get to the bottom of this. I simply don’t know what else to try."
I’m not a Scrivener expert but have months of my book project in it and its slowing my progress down considerably.