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Scrivener sync doesn't work

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:43:00 GMT

I seem to be the only one who is having this problem. I continually get the error message that the project is open, and it is NOT open. I tried opening and closing it. It still says the project is open. I tried restarting my computer. It still says the project is open. Help, please; I just don't understand what I'm doing wrong.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:43:49 GMT

I am using Aeon 2 and the Windows beta for Scrivener 3.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:37:03 GMT

I think the problem is a bug in beta 14 in which when you close the program, it actually crashes and the user.lock folder is not deleted. If I remember rightly, this happens if you are in "Scrivenings" mode when you close the program or even perhaps in single document editor mode. I think I read that the work-around for the moment is to switch to Corkboard or Outline mode before you close Scrivener. Hope that helps.

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 01:53:29 GMT

Thank you. I will try this. Fooling around with it, I set up the first four scenes in Scrivener 2 and the syncing worked. I figured it had to be some kind of bug. At least I know it will work. Was concerned that I'd wasted my money. Thanks again.

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:32:20 GMT

With the launch of Beta 15, the bug may have been squashed, but trying it—as I'm on a Mac, I run the Windows betas using Crossover—closing the project before shutting down Scrivener may be another solution.

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:23:33 GMT

@bundie, I see I forgot to say, if you still haven't been able to open your Scrivener project, using Explorer or whatever it's called, look in projectname.scriv > Files; you should see a "user.lock" file. As long as you're sure you haven't got the project open on another machine, it will be safe to delete that, after which it will open normally. If you're really nervous about doing such a thing, make a copy of the project and try first on that. :)