Missing File Preferences


    Aug 28 2006 | 5:09 am
    Hi
    I'm fairly new to MAX/MSP. I'm currently running v4.5.6 on Windows XP.
    Recently I installed the Percolate objects. I copied the Percolate objects into Common Files/Cycling74/Externals and the Percolate help folder into the Max-help folder (as suggested by the readme file). 2 problems came out of it.
    1. Previously available options such as File Preferences have now disappeared. How can I restore them?
    2. The new objects aren't detected within Max/MSP (or maybe I'm not looking in the new place. What is the right way of installing external objects?
    Thanks.
    Justin

    • Aug 28 2006 | 5:36 am
      Ok I managed to figure out how to use the external objects within MAX/MSP (and the corresponding help files too). However, the few options like File Preferences are still missing
    • Aug 30 2006 | 2:29 am
      Hi
      I'm still not able to restore the missing options under the Options dropdown menu. I know some instructions have been provided in this forum, but so far, the ones I've come across are only for Mac. Any advice for someone running Max/MSP on Windows XP? Thanks
    • Aug 30 2006 | 3:11 am
      Try deleting your preferences and then restarting MaxMSP
      Preferences are stored here
      c:Documents and SettingsYour usernameApplication DataCycling'74
      Please note that "Application Data" is an invisible folder and may need to be made viewable.
      -A
    • Aug 30 2006 | 5:20 am
      Hi Andrew
      I've deleted the files and restarted Max/MSP but the options are still missing. Is there anything else I can do?
      Thanks
    • Aug 30 2006 | 7:41 am
      Justin wrote:
      > Ok I managed to figure out how to use the external objects within
      > MAX/MSP (and the corresponding help files too). However, the few
      > options like File Preferences are still missing
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    • Aug 30 2006 | 9:42 pm
      Hi Stefan
      I'm aware of my post appearing as symbols. I've tried looking up the documentation for my problem, and I've also tried Andrew's suggestion of deleting the Max preferences. However, I'm still facing the same problem. There are a number of items which are missing from the Options menu such as File Preferences, Colors, Performance Options.
      Thanks again.