create directory on Windows 64 bit


    Jan 13 2017 | 5:03 pm
    I'm a longtime user of Bill Orcutt's mkdir external for Windows, for directory creation.
    I now need a 64 bit Windows solution.
    Ideally, I do NOT want to use Java or other non-native Max solution if possible. Does anyone have any pointers to how I might do this? On the Mac I use Jasch's createfolder external, but sadly that's one of his non-cross platform externals....

    • Jan 13 2017 | 8:49 pm
      I am sure that You remember how often that request has been discused here on the forums. Till this day there is no native folder creation in Max. Few on the list I remember mentioned that it would be just tooo easy to make an external, but nobody did it... I too dislike java. I was thinking about a possible solution, in case I'd be forced to do it on 64 bit windows, using savedialog to get path, packing it into script and running it using ; max launchbrowser ... But that would never be as simple as having external which would also report creation success...
    • Jan 14 2017 | 3:29 pm
      Yes, very aware of the need and of the frequency that it's been discussed. Simply hoping that something has crept up since the last time it was mentioned that I was unaware of.... Unfortunately I don't have the skillset to make my own externals, otherwise I'd be on it!
    • Jan 19 2017 | 1:16 pm
      I'm thrilled to report that Jan Schacher, creator of the Jasch externals, has come through for us - he has ported his createfolder external to now work on Windows, with both 32 and 64 bit versions, in his latest 0.7.2 release:
      Thank you Jan!!!!
    • Jan 19 2017 | 1:30 pm
      you are welcome.
      /*j
    • Jan 19 2017 | 1:52 pm
      Now this is GOOD NEWS !!!! Thanks, Jasch !
    • Jan 20 2017 | 7:36 pm
      FYI,
      the jasch objects package is now also updated to v0.7.2 in the package manager
      cheerz
      /*j
    • Jul 07 2017 | 3:07 pm
      You are awesome!