Cant save project on ipad

while i can save projects created on the ipad, if i import a project i created on my desktop (windows) , i am unable to successfully export that project once i am done with it. for example, if i try to export to dropbox, i get “couldn’t load file an error occured” if i try to save to files, i get a blank pop up that then quickly disappears.

How are you importing your existing project? Are you opening it from a cloud folder, e.g. iCloud Drive or DropBox or similar?

i am importing it from the files on the ipad.

How did you bring it across from your desktop machine?

I just copied the file

So it’s located in the Files app, in the Dorico folder, or in another folder in the Files app? When you close the project in Dorico, it does appear in the Hub, but it can’t be reopened? What if you then reopen it from the Files app once more: does it contain your changes?

No no no!!!

That is not at all what I said.

I’m sorry, Bernhard, I’m not clear what you mean by “export”. Are you manipulating the saved project in the Files app, or are you using the Share button on Dorico’s toolbar, or something else?

I am using the share control. My entire goal is to get my changes back to the desktop

Great, now I understand! When you click the Share button, what option are you choosing? I assume you’re choosing the “Dorico Project” option, but then where are you trying to send the project? Via AirDrop? Attaching to an email or message?

Do you have the option of using something like iCloud Drive or Dropbox? If so, you can put your project in that folder, and then open it directly from that location in either Dorico for iPad or on your desktop.

We are still not on the same page. I will put my developer hat on and create a proper test case for you

here are the steps:

  1. on your pc, create a new piano project.
    2.add a two octave c-major scale starting on c3
  2. save the project
  3. move the project to an icloud directory
  4. on the ipad, using the files app, move the project to the ipad itself
  5. open dorico on the ipad
    7.import the project
  6. make some changes.
    9 close that project, to force a save.
  7. open the project
  8. hit the share button
  9. select dorico project
  10. elect to save to files.
  11. at this point, i got a blank popup which then disappeared.

13. save to drop box
14. i got couldn’t load file, error.