extras menue disappeared & max running high

Mar 14, 2011 at 10:19am

extras menue disappeared & max running high


I have a strange problem- the extras menu has disappeared and max is running high the first 2 minutes…
Any suggestion?

thanks ole

Mar 14, 2011 at 1:10pm

sounds like a broken preferences file.

did you check if the extras path is still present in the file preferences window?

Mar 14, 2011 at 1:17pm

the ./patches folder is included and Subfolders is checked…

There is a bunch of preference files in the ~/Library/Preferences/Max 5 Preferences folder. Do you have a suggestion which one to delete?

thanks o

Mar 14, 2011 at 2:00pm

- for the extras menu, make sure you don’t have a folder called “extras” somewhere in the search path: ./patches/extras is the only one allowed.

- when you start Max the database is updated in the background, this takes some CPU while doing this, that’s probably what you noticed in the CPU usage, but no worries, it goes back down when the database has been updated

Mar 14, 2011 at 6:52pm

thanks a lot,

I found indeed one emty extras folder left behind from an installation. After removing the evil-doer all is fine again…



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