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split object "unknown external object type"

Mar 19 2012 | 11:03 pm

Hello All,

I'm hoping someone could please help. Max won't recognise the object "split" – I've checked and the object exists in my max-externals folder. I've also checked the file path pref and that is good – other objects in the folder are found no problem but with "split" I get an "unknown external object type" message. Oddly If I double click the object in the file browser then I can add the object to a patcher but otherwise nothing!

I've attached 2 screenshots. I hope this makes sense!


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Mar 19 2012 | 11:45 pm

you might have another (unrelated) file called "split" in your search patch

Mar 20 2012 | 12:21 am

Thank you for your reply Terry. I’ve searched and can’t find any other files with this name in the file path. Any further ideas?

Mar 20 2012 | 12:46 am

the only thing I can think of is to trash the prefs file, or to reinstall max

Mar 20 2012 | 8:29 pm

Hello Terry – I deleted the prefs file as you suggested and this has sorted the problem out. Thank you for your advice.

May 07 2013 | 4:54 pm

How do you trash the prefs file? (mac)

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