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Revert to legacy explorers & browsers in 3ds max

–ASSET blog repost–

Here are the areas where you can reset the 3ds max SelectByName dialog and Material/Map Browser to the legacy (i.e. FASTER) versions. (Note: updated for 3ds max 2013…small variations in the path may apply to your 3ds max version and OS)

Change Scene Explorer to old SelectByName Dialog

Location:
C:\users\[username]\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax(Design)\[version]\ENU\[en-US]\defaults\[preset]\CurrentDefaults.ini

Change:
[Scene Explorer]
SelectByNameUsesSceneExplorer=1
-to-
[Scene Explorer]
SelectByNameUsesSceneExplorer=0

Change Material/Map Browser to old style

Location:
C:\users\[username]\AppData\Local\Autodesk\3dsMax(Design)\[version]\ENU\plugcfg_ln\SME.ini

Change:
UseOldMtlBrowser=0
-to-
UseOldMtlBrowser=1