Where does Auto backup actually backup to?


I’m using Scrivener with Windows 10 and can’t figure out where the “Back up now” function actually backs up to. That is, I don’t know which file. There doesn’t seem to be anything saved within any of the Scrivener folders and nothing within Documents. I save my work to an external drive using “Back that to…” and that works fine.

Any ideas/advice would be much appreciated.


Go to Tools->Options->Backup. That’s where the folder is designated, and where you can change it if you want to. There’s also a button that will open it in Windows Explorer.

Note that you shouldn’t use the folder where you keep your projects as a backup folder.


It’s easy when you know how. Many thanks rdale.