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Autosave and automatic backups

Feb 21 2012 | 12:33 pm

It’s ironic that when I’m really into a patch I forget to save it. Just lost an hour of patching because I opened the itable help file and Max crashed.

Now, I’m really loving Max 6, but still no autosave or auto patch backup? It’s 2012 now – surely this is a standard feature for any software.

Yours hopefully…


edit: just saw that there are other threads about this so sorry for adding another, just needed to vent some fraustration. There must be an easier way.

Apr 17 2012 | 7:11 pm

I agree, I find it absolutely unbelievable that a complex and polished program such as Max where you are constantly working with unstable environments doesn’t have autosave. And I don’t think there’s a thread for Max 6 about this yet, so one is definitely in place.

So, +1, to put it mildly.

Apr 26 2012 | 1:42 pm

just fell foul of this (insert my own stupidity instead of ‘this’) AUTOSAVE/BACKUP please to protect me from myself…..

Apr 26 2012 | 1:54 pm

One way round this is use Dropbox and save all your work in a folder in your Dropbox folder.
Not only are your patches then available wherever you work with a network connection, but they are also backed up.
Got me out of trouble a few times,

Apr 26 2012 | 8:49 pm

seriously, why don’t you build your own solution. that’s what max is all about. build a reminder that pops up every 30min or so. Or use the write msg to thispatcher if you really need automated saving..

Apr 26 2012 | 8:57 pm

or use something like this…

Apr 26 2012 | 9:06 pm

or put this into your main patcher

-- Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. --

Jul 20 2012 | 7:43 pm

I was very enthousiastic finding the from MIB after having lost some hours of programming (never understood why there is no auto-save in MAX after years and years). But there is no happy end:
1) there’s an object missing: newobj: fscopy: No such object
There is an error at the javascript code: Javascript ReferenceError: w is not defined, line 33

Please help!

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