How to reset Max for Live

  • Live Versions: 8 - 10
  • Operating System: All

This article 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. Delete the entire Cycling folder in this location:
    Windows: C:\Users\Your username\AppData\Roaming\Cycling
    Mac: MacHD:/Users/[Username]/Library/Application Support/Cycling '74
    Note: These folders are hidden by default. Here's how to access hidden folders on Windows and Mac
  3. Restart Live and test the Max for Live editor by clicking the edit button on any Max for Live device.