Can't open, bad header


    Jun 30 2006 | 12:15 pm
    Hi,
    opening a max patcher shows in max window
    error: patchername: can't open, bad header.
    Is there any possibility to repair the file?
    Finder has no problem to copy the file.
    Juergen

    • Jun 30 2006 | 12:29 pm
      This usually means that the file has the wrong type -- that it's actually a text patcher, but has been typed as a binary one. Try opening the file "as text" in Max and resaving.
      jb
    • Jun 30 2006 | 3:08 pm
      Good idea. I could not open the file with MAXMSP as text, but could open with TextEdit. And I found this: the student who worked at the patcher saved the pattrstorage file at the patcher name!
      Juergen