Windows Screenwriter 6 does not work well with OneDrive or other cloud drives. The problem is that Windows can default to moving your Screenwriter .MMSW document files -- as well as .TMB and .BK backup files -- to the cloud instead of working with them locally on your hard drive.
We suggest you do the following to avoid some problems with using Screenwriter and OneDrive.
FIRST: We recommend that you check to see if your documents are stored automatically on the Windows OneDrive. If they are, we suggest that you disable it from OneDrive's backup/hosting.
How do I disable OneDrive for a specific folder?
- Help & Settings > Preferences.
- Select the Account tab, and select Choose folders.
- In the Sync files from your OneDrive dialog box, uncheck any folders you don't want to sync to your computer -- this would be the folder where your script documents are located/saved on your local hard drive, which is ususally the ..\Documents\Movie Magic Screenwriter folder
- Select OK.
SECOND: Make the following changes while in Screenwriter
- Use the Tools>Options menu command
- Click on the Startup/Files tab
- Change the "Place previous versions files in" option to the first option, 'A subfolder named, "Previous Versions" '
- Set the "Retain up to" previous versions option to "99" to make sure you keep as many earlier versions a you can
- Set the "When Screenwriter starts, it should" option to "Leave you in a Blank Document"
- Press the OK button to apply the changes and close the Options window
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