Reset Max to default settings


    Nov 09 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Hello, Is there a way to reset Max to its default settings? I was messing around with the scheduler settings (queue throttle, scheduler interval...) and now everything looks and sound weird. Should I re-instal Max? Or is there a document somewhere with that information? I can't find anything in the documentation. Thanks Florent

    • Nov 10 2014 | 3:47 am
      Hi Florent In order to reset Max you have to delete the contents of "Max 6 Preferences Files" inside the Roaming folder.
      windows path is: C:\Users\tada\AppData\Roaming\Cycling '74\Max 6 Preferences Files (tip: maybe you have to activate show hidden folders)
    • Nov 12 2014 | 4:40 pm
      Thank you Tada for your answer. Not sure I am going to reset everything right now though. Could someone just please tell me what are the Max 6 default values for Poll Throttle, Queue Throttle and Redraw Queue Throttle please? I'd really appreciate.
    • Apr 14 2019 | 6:29 pm
      I would really like this answer as well if someone knows.. somehow resetting is not enough. I just followed Ableton's advice and reinstalled Ableton entirely (Max 10 comes bundled). I also Reset Max4Live by deleting the Cycling74 folder entirely. Still, I'm noticing remnants from my past projects. Particularly, nothing can open and patchers crash Ableton every single time. When I right click Max, I see it's hung up with devices I already deleted long ago! Something is still being hosed up! WTF. Here's a picture showing the menu I get when I right click Max while frozen. Note all those devices are GONE from my computer because I deleted them even before I uninstalled everything.
    • Apr 15 2019 | 11:14 am
      https://docs.cycling74.com/max7/vignettes/messages_to_max
    • Apr 15 2019 | 10:29 pm
      thx for pointing that out to me Source Audio, I didn't know that existed. Still not sure if I've found anything of value to fix whatever bug is going on, but that might be useful stuff in the future!
    • Apr 15 2019 | 11:08 pm
      you could also try to rebuild the database by doing ;max db.reset
    • Apr 15 2019 | 11:12 pm
      Thank you Florent I think this was a very good one to find! You guys have been super helpful
    • Apr 16 2019 | 9:34 am
      hey all ! i made that in other times to know a bit more. Maybe others parameters are possible
    • Apr 16 2019 | 10:02 am
      Just for fun here is unlocked patcher from Max 4.6 One could open it under menu Options/Performance Options...
      All inspectors in older max versions were just locked patchers, and if one unlocked them, one could learn about all more or less secret messages for any object. At that time there was no attrui or such, so one had to for example set flonum to display arrow, bold and similar with flags messages, nowhwere documented...