Working Same project between a Mac and Windows.

Hey there. Wasn’t sure whether to put this in Windows or Mac forum since I use both. I’m primarily a Mac user but this issue involves both platforms…

Currently, I have a novel I’m writing on my Mac at home. The file is syncing to Dropbox. I also have a Windows laptop that I would like to work on while on the go.

What is the best practice/sequence for saving work and moving back and forth working on the same project between Mac Scrivener and Windows Scrivener. Caveat: I realize a new Windows version is dropping in ten days. Right now I have the most recent Windows Beta on that machine (ver Beta) and Scrivener 3 on my Mac.

Any special file export/import procedures? Any pitfalls to watch out for? Will this lead to corruption of files? I’d appreciate any help/advice from people who currently are working on the same project between both platforms.


Don’t use import/export. Put the file in the Dropbox folder, install the Dropbox application on both machines, and it should “just work.”

Read this article, about best practices to reduce the risk of synchronization errors: … c-services