Here's my most recent problem; I've recently needed to use the "patcher" object to use the same patcher in multiple projects. All the preferences/file preferences are default. I haven't touched them. I've looked, but haven't changed them.
Let's use "Cycle.maxpat" as an example.
In this patcher, let's say I want to multiply the midi note number by another number by using the "*~" object and send it to the "cycle~" object in the left inlet. Then, send the signal out from the patcher. When I save said patcher, Max shows the "*" next to the file name at the title bar, indicating that the file hasn't been saved. However, it DOES show up in Windows Explorer.
After saving, I create a new object and type "p Cycle." When I do this, there are no inlets or outlets to the object, and the patcher is empty when I open it. It also doesn't allow me to select the file in the inspector window.
This is a major problem that seems to only happen with the "patcher" object. When I use the "bpatcher" object, it works just fine. Any help?