file preference error

Jan 27, 2006 at 5:55pm

file preference error

hi,

im trying to set the path in the file preferences to
an external hard drive without luck.it used to work
fine on a PC but it wont on mac os 10.3.9.the hard
drive is a lacie one.

im reiceving this message: error -43 creating path

did anyone came accross the same problem? or have a
clue why?

i googled and went to the forum but did not found a
solution.

thank you in advance

j.

#24129
Jan 27, 2006 at 7:03pm

Are there any apostrophes or slashes or other “unusual” characters in
the path name?

I’ve been frustrated on several occasions because I’ve had to remove
apostophes from folder names in order to get something to work in Max.

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#69321
Jan 27, 2006 at 7:45pm

hi peter, thanx for the reply

nothing unusual the path is brain/my docs/maxmsp

j.

#69322
Jan 27, 2006 at 8:20pm

#69323
Jan 27, 2006 at 8:59pm

hello,

naming your folder mydocs should work indeed. or you can add quote to your path “mypath/my docs/etc” in Max prefs. That said, Max add quotes automaticaly, here. Strange if it doesn’t on your computer.

Julien.

#69324
Jan 27, 2006 at 10:20pm

hi julien,

followed your advice and now i get a different number
in the error message

thank you
j.

#69325
Jan 27, 2006 at 11:47pm

Well… not the result I expected ;-)

Just to sum up.
I created for test a folder named ‘patch’ here :

30:/Users/julien/testpath/my docs/patch/

Now, if I type this path in the Max pref window, I get :

“error: filepath: 30:/Users/julien/testpath/my: error -43 creating path”

Same result as you, isn’t it ? Did you type your path, or did you choose your folder with the Choose button ? Max needs double quotes because of the blank space in your folder name. But with the Choose button, Max should add double quotes. At least it does here.

Sorry for mostly repeating my previous message. Just trying to be sure I understand you correctly.

What is the new error message you get ?

Julien.

#69326
Jan 28, 2006 at 12:03am

Quotes from posts are not added to messages or did I make something
wrong ? mm… This new forum seems too much complicated for me… ;-)

Julien

Anyway. here it is again for mail list :

Well… not the result I expected ;-)

Just to sum up.
I created for test a folder named ‘patch’ here :

30:/Users/julien/testpath/my docs/patch/

Now, if I type this path in the Max pref window, I get :

“error: filepath: 30:/Users/julien/testpath/my: error -43
creating path”

Same result as you, isn’t it ? Did you type your path, or did you
choose your folder with the Choose button ? Max needs double quotes
because of the blank space in your folder name. But with the Choose
button, Max should add double quotes. At least it does here.

Sorry for mostly repeating my previous message. Just trying to be
sure I understand you correctly.

What is the new error message you get ?

Julien.

#69327
Jan 28, 2006 at 9:26am

hi julian,

for some reasons everything is fine today. however the
MAX did not like the quotation marks.

let me explain. yesterday i was choosing the hard
drive using the button choose and i was getting the
same error you mentioned in your reply. than i added
quotes as you said and the error changed into -1
instead of -43. this morning i was having the same
problem so i plugged the hard drive to the pc to see
if it works on a different platform. it did work fine
on pc. i went back on mac again and it worked for some
unknown reasons. but if i add quotes i get the same
error message(…-1…).

its odd isn`it.

thank you very much for your helps.

j.

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