I'm using a formatted message derived from absolutepath to get a coll to save its contents to a specific folder related to the app I'm building. I get the path, add the folder name and the file name and dump it into a message box. The nessage box is banged by a button, and the message is sent thru [prepend write] to the coll/
That all works fine.
What I want to do now is something similar for the Read message. I want the file dialogue to open in the specified folder, rather than wherever max "was" last (which is what happens if you just send the "read" message). I tried prepending read to the path to the folder, but that doesn't work. This will work if I add the filename, but that will obviously open the named file, rather than allowing the user to choose which file they want (without knowing in advance).
Is there a way to send a read message to coll that gets it to go to a specified folder?