"bad argument for recent fil" error

    Oct 09 2008 | 12:27 pm
    today, after some crashes with Max5.0.5, I have this error message in max's window at startup.
    and my recent files list contains only one item.
    how to I fix this without trashing all my pref?

    • Oct 13 2013 | 1:42 am
      Given that there was no answer in this thread for a couple of years, I'm not sure what to expect...
      However, I have quite the same problem. For some weird reason, after starting Max (5.1.9), I get the following error message in the Max Window:
      bad arguments for message "recentfile"
      And the list of recent files is empty. The weird thing is that I've had no crashes etc. lately, this just "started to happen". Is there any way to fix this?
    • Oct 13 2013 | 1:51 am
      OK, nevermind, I solved it. It turns out that I'm working with patches located in folders containing unusual characters (like 4'33" or 2'45"), and Max got confused...