Fix .mxo Max externals displaying as a folder

Under Mavericks, I’ve noticed that quite a number of Max .mxo objects show up in the Finder as folders. Max won’t load these even if they’re in your search path.

Vade wrote about this back in 2006 — MXO externals showing up as Folders in Max/MSP? — and offered a solution.

This fix is easy for the odd external, but cumbersome for a collection of objects. Here’s a Max patch to fix up individual/multiple objects quickly.

Require’s Jasch’s [fscopy], [strrchr], [strcut], and [strcat] objects.
Available from:

Problem: Max objects showing up as folders.
Fix: Drag a .mxo folder into the dropfile object in the following patch.

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