May 23, 2012, 11:46am
I have a Problem with using externals and the contributions folder:
As explained in the
nodes and paths tutorial I created a contributions folder. Then I hit alt+r and put its path in the root patch, save it. Until now everthing works fine. I can use externals.
If I quit vvvv and start it again (e.g. the next day), all externals are missing and I have to do the whole procedure again.
This is quite annoying.
Is there a way to avoid this issue? How can I keep the path to my contributions folder permanently in the root patch?
May 23, 2012, 12:14pm
Are you in win7 or vista?
try to do the same but as administrator.
have you saved the root.v4p file?
May 24, 2012, 9:46am
Doing the procedure as Admin solved the Problem. Thanks a lot!
May 24, 2012, 1:23pm
can you confirm that this is only a problem when running vvvv from
since there you’re not allowed to write to files (ie. save the _root.v4p patch) or does this problem persist for you when you put the vvvv directory, say on the desktop or in your user directory?
May 24, 2012, 4:25pm
yes I tried that and I can confirm that this issue happens only when running vvvv from C:\Program Files\
I am working usually on a Mac and there you put every application in the one Applications folder. So I guess in Windows this works a little different…
I run Windows only because of vvvv ;-)