I’m not panicking because I saved a different scrivener file as back up, but because this mistake was (too) easy to do, I’m hoping to understand what happened. I was working in the Spreadsheet view and saw that Book 1 and Part 1 items were listed at the top of my chronology, so I deleted them, figuring the items were gone, not the entire folders. I got the are-you-sure message warning me that items would be deleted from Scrivener too, but figured that this was just the document title, not the actual folder and all the contents. I was wrong. When I went to the Scrivener project, everything was gone, and there was nothing in the trash. To add insult to injury, all of the events previously created from the Scrivener sync are still there in AT–it’s just that my Scrivener project–my actual writing was trashed. Phew that I saved elsewhere, but like I said, this was an easy mistake to make.
So where does this stuff go, and is there a way to retrieve it for someone who didn’t think to make a backup?
For the record, I followed (or think I followed) all the set-up instructions with narrative, and deleting the things I didn’t want to be syncing, which I thought included titles like Book 1 and Part 1.
Advice about what I might have done wrong either in set-up or in understanding this would be welcome. I confess that this experience makes me wary about going too far into this partnership with Scrivener & AT.