Use Snapshots in Scrivener to Save Versions of Your Projects

As you certainly know, it’s essential to back up your Scrivener projects so you don’t lose any of your hard work. Scrivener makes automatic backups to your computer, but it is important to also back up your files to an external drive or cloud service, in case you have problems with your computer. See How to Back Up Your Scrivener Projects for more on backing up projects.

Another useful Scrivener feature to protect your data is snapshots, which back up versions of your documents. You can use snapshots to look back at a previous version, before you edited it or cut text, and restore all or part of it if you’ve changed your mind.

In this article, I’ll explain how snapshots work, and why you should use them frequently when working in Scrivener. In a future article, I’ll look at how you can manage, compare, and restore snapshots in your Scrivener projects.

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