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Multiple files in search path

Apr 17 2013 | 6:43 pm

I had to reinstall Max5 recently along with its folder so I am not sure how this can be my mistake. I keep receiving warnings in my Max window that say:

Warning: you have multiple files in your search path with the name xxxxxxx.maxref.xml
using this file: Macintosh HD:/Applications/Max5/Cycling ’74/docs/refpages/max-ref/xxxxxxx.maxref.xml

…so from what I have checked basically all my Max objects exist in double, one in


…the other in

Max5/Cycling ’74/docs/refpages/max-ref

So my question is: which one should I get rid of (and how come Max installed itself like this- I don’t remember ever having such a problem before)
thank you,

Apr 17 2013 | 9:29 pm

Get rid of the one in the Cycling ’74 folder. That was the very first location of the docs before we discovered a WebKit bug with relative paths containing spaces. The patches location is correct. Sounds like you installed a very new Max 5 over a very old Max 5…

Best, Jeremy

Apr 17 2013 | 10:00 pm

Thank you I will. I am a M4L user and always had the impression I was keeping up with updates. I had to reinstall because [in] ceased working.
best, carloskleiber

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