If you’re switching between different versions of Peak, don’t. Doing so can cause the Peak Preferences and/or Peak Shortcuts files stored in the Preferences folder in the System Folder to become damaged.
Peak is the two-channel digital audio editing program for the Mac and is made by BIAS. The
Carbonized version is scheduled to be released in November, making BIAS one of the first developers to release a professional audio tool to support the new Mac operating system.
When one of these damaged preference files is loaded into Peak, it wipes out part of the application’s data, in particular the search string used to remove temporary files when Peak quits. As a result, when Peak quits it begins to delete files on all selected Scratch Disks, according to info from BIAS technical support. The problem can only happen if you switch back and forth between different released versions of Peak without removing the Preferences files.
A trial version of Peak 2.61 may be affected; BIAS is looking into this. Peak 2.57 and Peak 2.61 may read a corrupted preference file and take a long time to quit, spinning the progress cursor, but will not delete files that are not temporary files, the company says.
If you are experiencing this problem, be sure you delete any Peak Preferences and Peak Shortcuts files before launching different versions of Peak. To be sure you don’t launch different versions of Peak, delete or archive older versions.
You can find all versions of Peak on your machine by launching Sherlock (the Mac OS search engine) and doing a custom search for File Type APPL and File Creator auFM. BIAS says it “urges all users to use only the latest versions of Peak 2.57 or Peak 2.61.” There are updaters on the
BIAS Web site
for Peak LE, Peak DV, Peak LE VST, Peak VST and Peak TDM.