v1.9.9 reports "Scrivener is not running from its installed location"

Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:17 am
Platform: Windows

Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:02 am Post

I was pleased to see v1.9.9 available, but am less pleased since installing it.

If I double-click on any .scrivx file, I get a dialog box saying:

Scrivener is not running from its installed location.

Runtime location: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Scrivener"
Installed location: <path to .scrivx file>

Scrivener should be started from its installed location. If Scrivener isn't running from its
installed location, you will not be able to update Scrivener and your registration might
not be recognized. Please, run Scrivener from its installed location, or uninstall and
reinstall Scrivener to avoid getting this message.

v1.9.9 appears to run correctly despite the dialog box.

I've tried uninstalling & reinstalling, with no difference. The only way I've found to get rid of this dialog box is to create a shortcut to the .scrivx file, then change "Start in" for the shortcut from the .scrivx file location to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Scrivener".

I'm running Win7 64-bit, and had no such problem with Scrivener v1.9.7.