Saving problem


Aug 28, 2010 at 9:48pm


I know this topic has been posted before but there’s never been a solution.
When saving work I get the error message:

jpatcher_saveto: error -1 writing ‘filename’.maxpat

I can save it with another name but in the Max window another error appears:

filewatcher_start: file [C:/Users/****/Documents/'filename'.maxpat] doesn’t appear to exist

I’m running version 5.1 on Windows 7. I’ve tried editing the permissions and taking ownership in Windows 7 but the problem persists.

Any help would be great.


Aug 30, 2010 at 2:40pm

any foreign language in the path?
did you try to save on other drives?

Nov 3, 2010 at 5:49am

Hey phisphiral, did you ever figure this out? Having the same problem.


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Nov 14, 2010 at 6:08am

There is a well known issue w/ the permissions getting stuck on read only in windows 7 folders, I wonder if that’s the problem… ?



Nov 26, 2010 at 2:48pm

I never managed to fix the problem. I even reverted to installing windows xp but the problem is the same


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