How to reset Max for Live

  • Live Versions: 8 - 9
  • Operating System: ALL


This tutorial explains how to reset Max for Live by deleting its preferences. This is helpful in cases where Max for Live crashes or where the Max for Live editor won't open.


1. Close Live.

2. Remove the folder "Cycling'74" from:

Windows XP: c:\Documents and Settings\Your username\Application Data\

Windows Vista/7/8: c:\Users\Your username\AppData\Roaming\

OSX 10.6 and earlier: ~/Library/Application Support/

OSX  10.7 and later: ~/Library/Application Support

These folders may be hidden, depending on your system configuration. Should this be the case, please refer to the following knowledge base article for further information: how to access hidden folders on Windows and Mac OS X.

3. Restart Live and open the Max for Live editor by clicking the edit button on any Max for Live device. The editor should now open.

If Max or the Max for Live editor still doesn't open or continues to crash, please contact support.