Loading a file into a buffer from an encapsulated folder

    Apr 02 2021 | 11:49 am
    Hello I have been trying to find an answer all morning. Is there a message I can send with the file path so I don't have to have all the audio files out of folders. I have seen patchers where people are using 'thispatcher' object, but when I try to use their patches it doesn't seem to work for me (maybe I'm using it wrong). Also I can't figure out how these patchers are supposed to be working. Another forum suggested something like 'read C:folderfile.wav' message but that didn't work for me either.
    Just to be clear my patch is in a folder containing all the audio files, but I just have sub folders to keep them organised as there is lots of them. I want to load them automatically with some sort of message when I open the patch. It seems like it should be very straight forward but I can't find an answer.

    • Apr 02 2021 | 1:27 pm
      If you send path message to thispatcher, it outputs absolute path to itself to right outlet. Just combine that with the name of the folder or folder/subfolder and use it , for example for folder named Audio1 insert : sprintf symout %sAudio1 But you are not telling what you do with that folder path to load the samples umenu autopopulate ? something else ? How about checking polybuffer~ and readfolder message ?
    • Apr 03 2021 | 11:34 am
      Ahh thank you that is all I needed to know! I can't believe it's as simple as using the absolute path file. Completely my fault for not joining the dots. Yes that is perfect anyways thank you for spelling it out for me!
    • Apr 03 2021 | 2:23 pm
      these "path" releated things are often difficult while you program. to check if a method you tried works or not, close everything including the main patcher and then reopen everything. same goes for many things releated to networking and for [active].