Sorry to ask this question that must have been answered hundreds of times, but I couldn’t find any existing topic about it.
I dragged some audio files in Scrivener and now I need to send them by email. I thought I would need just to right-click and select a “show file” option to open them in their actual folder (like you do for example in Zotero), but apparently this option is not available.
Any suggestions? Where are my files stored and how can I acces them?
Thank you very much for your help
Three ways to do it in the Windows version… which I assume should hold true for the Mac version…
- Best/easiest way I think… With the project open in Scrivener, drag them from the binder to the new piece of email or to the desktop for subsequent use. Will result in originals remaining in the Scrivener project, with copies being placed where you dropped them. They will have the names assigned them in Scrivener.
With the project open in Scrivener, select them in the binder, then do a File > Export to some easily accessible location (desktop, …). Will result in originals remaining in the Scrivener project, with copies being placed where you specified. They will have the names assigned them in Scrivener. If you selected/exported more than one at a time, they’ll be in a folder, which will have the name of the first/top item selected.
- Tech/aggravating/time consuming/potentially dangerous way…
With the project open in Scrivener, start to do (but don’t complete) a File > Save As, to see the location where the current project’s .scriv folder is located. Once you’ve made note of the location, cancel (get out of) doing the Save As. Exit Scrivener.
That location (path) plus the project name (see it in Scrivener title bar) plus .scriv on the end is the path/name of the project folder.
Using file system explorer, navigate down into that folder.
Go on down into the Docs subfolder.
The files you are after are there… but with unique numbered file names that Scrivener uses for its housekeeping. You would have to search through them to find what you are after, then copy/paste copies of them elsewhere. And take great care to not make any changes to any of the files, as they constitute the project’s underlying database and changing them via any means other than from inside Scrivener stands a good chance of breaking/corrupting the project.
Hi there, thank you very much for your reply.
Option 2 sounds too dangerous for my limited abilities so I tried the other one. I was aware about the exporting facilities (Option 1-b), but I was expecting some quicker method like the one you describe at the beginning (option 1-a). Unfortunatly it doesn’t work on my Mac OSX 10.7.5, when you drag files onto the desktop or email they “return” back to the binder without any change. Maybe I’m doing something wrong, don’t know.
Thanks again, I’ll just export and then send the files.
Have a great day