Common folder for externals, abstractions on USB stick

Is it possible to have a separate, common folder to store PD externals and abstractions on the USB stick? If not, would it be possible to implement this somehow?


Sure, this is possible. You can use the [declare] object to add folders to Pd’s search path. So in your patch it looks like this:

[declare -path ../../MyAbstractions]

This would tell Pd to look in the folder MyAbstractions for externals and abstractions. In this case MyAbstractions is on the USB drive next to the Patches folder.


Thank you so much! I am improving my Pure Data skills as I develop patches for my Organelle, which I am going to use in a performance for the first time tomorrow (July 23)!

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