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Broken M4L patch

Dec 13 2009 | 12:07 pm

I was building M4L patches and found two instances of the same patch opening in Max. When I saved one of them and quit the other, things went completely wrong. I cannot open the patch anymore neither in Max nor Live. Now Live says "Device file broken" with error6. Using an editor, I could peek the binary which consists of text for the most part. I would like to recover the patch from the text but Max does not acycept editing this way. Is there any cure for broken M4L patch? Thank you for any advice.

Dec 13 2009 | 2:13 pm

I am sorry for my confusion and self-reply. Finally I could successfully fix my broken patch. I opened the broken patch by changing the extension from .amxd to .maxpatch and copied the contents to new empty .amxd file.

Feb 27 2011 | 4:31 pm

i think you saved my day. the same happend to me with a device i’m working on over a half year. after saving it seem no longer to be a valid m4l device.
i was almost crying. then i found this thread. thank you so much

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