Max 6: Patches won't be saved in specified location

Jul 29, 2012 at 1:11pm

Max 6: Patches won't be saved in specified location

Hi all,

I’m having issues saving my patches on Max 6. The patches or projects are being saved, but not where I’m telling Max to do it. This is happening every time I save a new patch/project, and sometimes saving an existing patch.
Usually the patches ended up being saved in Applications –> Max 6 folder (mac).
I made sure that the folder in which I want my patches to be saved is a declared path under “File Preferences”.

Is someone having the same problem?



Feb 27, 2013 at 11:16am

Hi Carlos,

I’m having this problem now! Did you ever manage to sort it?

Feb 27, 2013 at 9:51pm

You need to provide an absolute path. Not by changing file preferences.

e.g. write /my/folder/filename.txt to put the file filename.txt in the folder /my/folder

Feb 27, 2013 at 10:07pm

Sorry I see that you’re referring to patches. You’ll need to post a much clearer description of what you’re experiencing and expecting. Step by step.

Apr 12, 2013 at 2:01am

I’m having the same problem. It also won’t let me set the default project save folders to the folder i want – which is a folder within My Documents. I’m wondering if the two are related. It seems everything sames in an msp tutorial patch folder, which is the first place I accidentally saved something. When I move patches out of that folder, it just moves an “alias” unless I trick it by sending it to the trash then moving it back to a different folder from there.

The problem that is most frustrating, which I also assume is related, is that I can’t access saved patches as new objects, and even copying and pasting them from another file they come up as a grey box instead of white, can’t be accessed, and don’t do anything. I created a new patches folder and set it to that in Max, but it doesn’t seem to be recognizing that folder. I’m on OS X 10.8.2, a retina MacBook pro. I’m very new to Max. Thanks for your help!

Jun 14, 2013 at 12:22am

A perfect description of the problem, I’m handling right now! did anybody found a solution and can share the answer here?

Thanks for your help!

Jun 14, 2013 at 12:50am

Never happened to me with 10.8.2 or .3. Are you talking about patches or projects ? This still isn’t clear to me.

Jun 15, 2013 at 1:50am

ah, thanks for the hint “project folder”. using them – what make sense – solve this problem! I’m quite new to max and did’t know how files are organized.

Feb 13, 2014 at 5:54pm

has anyone found the solution to this? I’m having the same issue

Feb 28, 2014 at 12:47pm

Also waiting for an answer! It’s quite confusing.


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