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Error:foo/bar/X: not a folder

Oct 24 2011 | 1:17 pm

The folder object is telling me that a folder is not a folder, which is pretty annoying because I know it to be one, and I need it to be recognised as such.

How do I convince it that it is a folder?!

If it helps, this folder is contained within a Dropbox folder, and it is a named path in my file preferences, which has been quite happily working before. Restarting Max has not helped.

I have come across this problem before, but unfortunately have no idea how or why it became resolved.

I am a little concerned, because this is part of a large patch that I am presenting for my Masters project, and it absolutely depends on being able to load bpatches from this folder!
Max 5, OS10.6 btw

Oct 24 2011 | 3:46 pm

Hi Roger,
I’m not in front of Max right now but I think folder paths end with a slash?
Using dropfile -> prepend set -> message box usually clears up all folder related issues for me. FWIW, I’m happily saving images from max to a dropbox photo folder, so absolute paths inside dropbox works ok.

Oct 25 2011 | 9:42 am

Thanks. Now that you mention it, that’s pretty much what I did before when this happened – how I miss my memory!
Are you the Georg who may well be sitting on my viva panel, or is this just a coincidence?!

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