Is there a place I could recover data that was being collected by coll object before Max5 crashed?
I'd already searched in all my destination paths.
I'm running Max 5.1.9 on Mac OS 10.7.5.
Aside from embedding the coll in the patcher and saving often, you can set the patch up to automatically save the coll to disk at specified intervals so that you always have the latest back up. That way, if you forget to save the patch, at least the data isn't lost.