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.
To open OneDrive to change the settings:
- Right-click on the OneDrive icon in the taskbar or notification area -- it should be on the right side of the taskbar and looks like a small cloud
- Click the Settings command from the menu
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?
Make sure the "Files-On-Demand" checkbox is UN-checked.
- 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