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Posted: 07 November 2012 11:45 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Something wrong with my Daz (Mac version). I had version 4. Opened it this morning. The file browser was weird. It would show me libraries from iTunes and Garage Band instead of a normal file browser. I deleted the prefs, restarted Daz. Didn’t change anything. I uninstalled it using the uninstaller, downloaded version 4.5. Installed it and it’s worst. Now all I have in the menus are File (and nothing happens when I click on it), Window and help. I can’t open, save, export or anything. Hotkeys don’t work either.

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Posted: 07 November 2012 01:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Try going to your application settings folder (I’m not sure where that is on a Mac) and then to \DAZ 3d\Studio 4. Remove the menus.dsx file and launch DS - it should then rebuild the menu structure.

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Posted: 07 November 2012 01:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Full specs, especially OS version and do you know if there have been an OS updates, lately?

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Posted: 07 November 2012 02:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Os 10.8.2 dual i7 macBook pro 8 gig ram. No recent updates.

I could only find Default Advanced.dsx and Default Simple.dsx un the Menus subfolder. No such thing as menus.dsx. I tried to move them out of the folder. Didn’t do anything, Didn’t recreate the file.

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Posted: 07 November 2012 04:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Not in the Menus folder, in the Studio 4 folder. The ones in the Menus folder should be restored, as they are (I think) used to rebuild the menus if the current state (the menus.dsx file) is removed.

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Posted: 07 November 2012 04:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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There’s no such file (menus.dsx) on the Mac version. They only “menus” folder is in /Applications/DAZ 3D/DAZStudio4 64-bit/resources/menus and in there are the two files I previously wrote about.

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Posted: 07 November 2012 05:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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You’ll have to use the go to folder feature in Finder or use a terminal window, but you’ll find the DAZ Studio preferences at /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/DAZ 3D/Studio4/

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Posted: 07 November 2012 05:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Still no menus folder except in ShaderMixer and it’s empty.

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Posted: 07 November 2012 06:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Doesn’t Mt Lion ‘hide’ some folders from Finder?

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Posted: 07 November 2012 06:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Still no menus folder except in ShaderMixer and it’s empty.

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I definitely see them there on my install from the command line.

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Posted: 07 November 2012 06:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Mt Lion only hides the library in the user’s folder but I go access to it from the shell of from the finder using Shift-Apple-G command.

I already tired to uninstall and reinstall the software. I don’t know what else I can try.

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Posted: 08 November 2012 07:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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As I said earlier it isn’t a folder it’s a file called menus.dsx.

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Posted: 09 November 2012 08:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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There’s no such file anywhere. Not in the application support folder, not in the preferences, not in the Application/Daz folder. I searched system wide. This file doesn’t exists.

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Posted: 09 November 2012 10:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Create a blank text file, name it menus.dsx and put it in the location Richard first mentioned and restart Studio.

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Posted: 09 November 2012 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Hummm… I did. Started Daz. Didn’t work. Quit Daz and the file I created disappeared! I tried it twice just to make sure.

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Posted: 09 November 2012 01:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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If you go to the application folder there should be a file named RestoreDefaults - try double-clicking on that. Though I do wonder if there’s a permissions issue.

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