Warning message

Mar 25, 2010 at 11:41pm

Warning message


I just downloaded the Recipes and I started to get the error message, “Warning: Multiple Files In Your Search Path With the Same Name…”.
The pathway indicates the duplicate files are in the maxref folder but when I look in that folder there is only one of the files.

Does anyone have a suggestion of how to prevent the warnings?

Thank you,
Lisa Marie

Mar 26, 2010 at 1:07am

The search path isn’t just one file, it’s any file that Max typically looks in (some of which are added manually in Options> File Preferences…). So it’s probably telling you where the duplicate is, but the original may be in your max-externals folder or somewhere near your project.

Mar 26, 2010 at 2:53am

I posted the same problem just recently. check here:


Mar 29, 2010 at 9:25am

You also can trash your Preferences folder and that will stop the warnings, at least for awhile. Though you might not want to trash it if you’ve set a lot of prefs. If you do, Max makes a new default Preferences folder the next time you run it.


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