Symbolic link R19 not working anymore?
Posted: 11 October 2017 04:38 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Since R16 on my Mac Pro & MacBook Pro, I’ve used a Symbolic Link Preference folder and Dropbox to keep my laptop and desktop in sync.

Today (at the same time) I updated to High Sierra and R19.
When my preference folder is in it’s normal location, everything works fine. When I attempt to use a SymLink preference folder, R19 never boots. Double-click and nothing happens.
This is not the case for R18, R18’s SymLink preference folder still works in High Sierra.

Anyone know how to fix this, or what might be wrong? the fact the R18 still works makes me think it’s not High Sierra but rather something new in R19.

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Posted: 11 October 2017 05:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Hi natemac,

Please contact the support:

https://www.maxon.net/en-us/support/how-can-we-help/

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Posted: 12 October 2017 06:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Dr. Sassi - 11 October 2017 05:44 PM

Hi natemac,

Please contact the support:

https://www.maxon.net/en-us/support/how-can-we-help/

All the best

I did that thanks.
I can add this is the same outcome on 10.12 Sierra macOS.
I attempted the same SymLink on a Mac Pro with the same outcome. So it’s something in R19 that changed.

It seems to be the “perfs” folder. I’ve SymLinked every other folder in the preferences folder with no error till I got to that one.

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Posted: 14 October 2017 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Hi natemc,

Thanks for checking with the support: If there is an option, they will start the process to establish this option again.

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