Monday, February 6, 2012
About a week ago, I opened up my Scrivener document on my primary computer, expecting to see the changes I'd made the night previous on my laptop. I looked at my Dropbox file, and according to them, everything was synced nice and proper, but my changes were nowhere to be seen.
Ohhkay, I closed out of the document went to my laptop and opened the file. I got the rainbow circle of death (the equivalent to the spinning circle on Windows if you're not familiar) and Scrivener crashed. I re-opened, and my changes were gone again. Cue: freak-out.
I looked about how to find it, and came to the conclusion that I didn't give Scrivener time to open before letting Dropbox sync. It was my bad. I decided to just cut my losses and try to re-write. I recreated the file, and I KID YOU NOT, the words just magically appeared again, as though my fairy writing godmother appeared over my shoulder and recreated the words for me.
Do you have any back-up horror stories?