split object "unknown external object type"

    Mar 19 2012 | 11:03 pm
    Hello All,
    I'm hoping someone could please help. Max won't recognise the object "split" - I've checked and the object exists in my max-externals folder. I've also checked the file path pref and that is good - other objects in the folder are found no problem but with "split" I get an "unknown external object type" message. Oddly If I double click the object in the file browser then I can add the object to a patcher but otherwise nothing!
    I've attached 2 screenshots. I hope this makes sense!

    • Mar 19 2012 | 11:45 pm
      you might have another (unrelated) file called "split" in your search patch
    • Mar 20 2012 | 12:21 am
      Thank you for your reply Terry. I've searched and can't find any other files with this name in the file path. Any further ideas?
    • Mar 20 2012 | 12:46 am
      the only thing I can think of is to trash the prefs file, or to reinstall max
    • Mar 20 2012 | 8:29 pm
      Hello Terry - I deleted the prefs file as you suggested and this has sorted the problem out. Thank you for your advice.
    • May 07 2013 | 4:54 pm
      How do you trash the prefs file? (mac) thanks