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File opening question (Winxp)

Jan 31 2010 | 1:16 pm


A question about opening MAX-files. After updating MAX 5.0 to MAX 5.1.1 i can’t seem to open MAX-files from windows explorer. Before this i could just open the files by double-clicking them. Now after double-clicking my computer begins to rattle and "pretend" it’s opening but nothing happens. Has anybody else encountered this? And if so, how did you tackle it.

Question two- When installing updates, is it necessary to unistall the previous version or does it automatically overwrite?

Thank you,


Jan 31 2010 | 3:22 pm

"Before this i could just open the files by double-clicking them."

Where were you double clicking on them, in the explorer window? the Max

It is not necessary to uninstall previous updates.

Jan 31 2010 | 4:04 pm

Thanks for your response.

Before installing the update i could open files by just doubleclicking them in a (windows)-explorer window.

For example>
If i want to listen to music, i open the folder where the mp3-files are located, i doubleclick on one and it automatically opens Winamp (which i use) So windows knows what program to open corresponding to the file being clicked upon.
But when i want to make some music (using MAX) i go to the folder containing my patches, i doubleclick and nothing happens. Now i’ve tried to "reconnect" the .maxpat to MAX using "rightclick" > "open with" so u can tell windows which program to open and it’s still the same. This problem happened only after installing the update.

Opening files in the MAX-browser and FILE-browser works fine. So it’s more a matter of convenience but after a while it becomes tedious to have to go to all the folders to find "that one help-file" you need.


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