Max 6: Patches won't be saved in specified location
I’m having issues saving my patches on Max 6. The patches or projects are being saved, but not where I’m telling Max to do it. This is happening every time I save a new patch/project, and sometimes saving an existing patch.
Usually the patches ended up being saved in Applications –> Max 6 folder (mac).
I made sure that the folder in which I want my patches to be saved is a declared path under "File Preferences".
Is someone having the same problem?
I’m having this problem now! Did you ever manage to sort it?
You need to provide an absolute path. Not by changing file preferences.
e.g. write /my/folder/filename.txt to put the file filename.txt in the folder /my/folder
Sorry I see that you’re referring to patches. You’ll need to post a much clearer description of what you’re experiencing and expecting. Step by step.
I’m having the same problem. It also won’t let me set the default project save folders to the folder i want – which is a folder within My Documents. I’m wondering if the two are related. It seems everything sames in an msp tutorial patch folder, which is the first place I accidentally saved something. When I move patches out of that folder, it just moves an "alias" unless I trick it by sending it to the trash then moving it back to a different folder from there.
The problem that is most frustrating, which I also assume is related, is that I can’t access saved patches as new objects, and even copying and pasting them from another file they come up as a grey box instead of white, can’t be accessed, and don’t do anything. I created a new patches folder and set it to that in Max, but it doesn’t seem to be recognizing that folder. I’m on OS X 10.8.2, a retina MacBook pro. I’m very new to Max. Thanks for your help!
A perfect description of the problem, I’m handling right now! did anybody found a solution and can share the answer here?
Thanks for your help!
Never happened to me with 10.8.2 or .3. Are you talking about patches or projects ? This still isn’t clear to me.
ah, thanks for the hint "project folder". using them – what make sense – solve this problem! I’m quite new to max and did’t know how files are organized.
has anyone found the solution to this? I’m having the same issue
Also waiting for an answer! It’s quite confusing.
I am having the same problem. I’ve been using max for 6 months bug-free, but when i installed max on a new SSD this problem began happening right away. I’m not concerned about a default save location, I’m concerned with Save/SaveAs->Selecting a location->saving->My patch is now the name i chose through saving->but it’s not located in the directory i chose, it is in SSD/Applications/Max6/"filename".maxpat, which I assume is the default directory.
I have a lot of very different projects, I want to be able to organize them my way, not have them all lumped into the default folder. Can someone please offer a solution to this problem?
Thank you very much!
AHA! Well, I solved my problem, at least. The folder I was trying to save to was called "MAX/MSP" The "/" was the culprit. So I guess that Max is rather smart in that it automatically reroutes the file to a default folder in case it cannot save to an invalid directory. At the very least this, helps from someone losing their work, I guess.
I hope this helps you guys out!
I realise that this is quite an old thread, but I just started having the same problem with Max 7.0.3 ….. patches are being saved inside a folder in the max application, rather than the specified folder. Did any of you figure out definitively what was causing this? It is becoming quite infuriating!
did you confirm you don’t have a "/" in any of the folder names of your specified path?
Yes, there is definitely no ‘/’ in the path…… in face, I was trying to save a patch into a folder which already existed; the problem only started when I installed v7.0.3.
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