Files and Folders Settings

Setting Files and Folders preferences

The Files and Folders tab of the Max Preferences Window lets you set default locations for files that you use often while patching:

  • Whether saved patchers are automatically added to Max's search path
  • The default folder locations for the location of Max for Live devices you load using the amxd~ external
  • The default folder location for Max Projects
  • The Patcher Template you want to use as the default for your patching environment

Add Patchers to the Search Path on Save

  • Choose Preferences from the Max menu to display the Preferences Window. Click on the All tab to display the complete Files and Folders tab.
  • By default, Patcher files saved in Max will be automatically added to the Search Path and visible in the File Browser, regardless of their location on your hard drive. Unset the checkbox labelled Add Patchers to Search Path on Save to disable this behavior (returning to the behavior of Max 6 and earlier versions).
  • Patchers will never be added to the Search Path if:
    • they are already in the search path or in Max's documents folder
    • they are in a Project folder

Setting the default folder for Max for Live devices

  • Choose Preferences from the Max menu to display the Preferences Window. Click on the All tab to display the complete Files and Folders tab.
  • Click on the Choose button in the Inspector open a file dialog, and navigate to the location you want to use as your default location. When you type return, the location will be displayed and the location set.

Setting the Projects default folder

  • Choose Preferences from the Max menu to display the Preferences Window. Click on the All tab to display the complete Files and Folders tab.
  • Click on the Choose button in the Inspector open a file dialog, and navigate to the location you want to use as your default location. When you type return, the location will be displayed and the location set.

Setting the default Patcher Template

  • Choose Preferences from the Max menu to display the Preferences Window. Click on the All tab to display the complete Files and Folders tab.
  • Click on the Value column for the Default Patcher Template setting and choose a template file from the drop-down menu. The menu contains a listing of default templates and template files you have created.
  • The template you select will automatically be loaded each time you start a new Max patcher.