Bad Crumbs - Failed setting up crumbs

Gary-Bazelais wrote on 1/31/2020, 3:57 PM

OS : macOS Catalina 10.15.3 (19D76)

Applications: Sound Forge Pro 3.0.0 and Convrt 1.0.4

Error Message : Bad Crumbs - Failed setting up crumbs

Any suggestions on how to resolve the error message "Bad Crumbs - Failed setting up crumbs" when I open Sound Forge Pro 3.0.0 and Convrt 1.0.4


johnebaker wrote on 2/10/2020, 4:31 PM



See this topic.

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Gary-Bazelais wrote on 3/13/2020, 3:51 AM

thanks for the information regarding Sound Forge MAC. I originally purchased Sound Forge MAC to edit wave files on my MacBook and per your website specifications page, Sound Forge MAC is compatible with Mojave. I needed a software program to edit my remixes for a project working on. Unfortunately due to the fact there is isn’t an upgrade and/or patch to fix the bad crumbs error message, I’ve been I’ve purchased another software program to edit my wav files. Hopefully soon MAGIX will fix the bad crumbs error message and I’ll resume using Sound Forge MAC.


THANK YOU for your time and assistance.
Gary Bazelais

fprstudio wrote on 4/24/2020, 2:39 AM

This is what they replied (4/23/2020) to my support request regarding Sound Forge Pro Mac and Catalina.

"Greetings from Sound Forge Support,
Thank you for contacting us.  Unfortunately, at this time there is no clear answer to what the future of Sound Forge Pro Mac will be.  There are no plans in the foreseeable future to update the program to be compatible with Catalina, and it is hard to say whether or not the Mac line will continue at all.  I apologize for the inconvenience of this and we thank you for your time and understanding."

I have been using SF since 1995 (Sonic Foundry) on Windows. I thought Magix was going to keep going forward with the Mac version making it as good as the Windows one but I guest I was wrong.

Stephen-Graham wrote on 5/13/2020, 8:44 AM

Considering the response from Sound Forge Support, it seems clear that it's time to find different audio editing software. I had my doubts about MAGIX when they took over Soundforge and SpectralLayers from SONY, but thought I'd give them a go, and hope that they'd be good stewards of these applications. Which in the case of Soundforge, I've been using since 1997. Unfortunately it has taken them long to make a mess of it.

They've broken the trust now. I'm quite sure that MAGIX has neither the resources, skills or brains to rebuild customer relationships now.

That's it. I'm gone. MAGIX will never get another cent from me.


emmrecs wrote on 5/13/2020, 8:54 AM


I wonder why the only post you have made to the Forum is, essentially, a rant?

Assuming it is SF for MAC that you are using and that you have encountered the known issue that OSX Catalina will allow only 64 bit apps to run then there is some justification for you to feel aggrieved by the situation However, there is a pinned post in this forum which clearly details Magix' official answer on this matter. There really is little point, therefore, in creating further posts to comment on it.

This thread will now be closed.

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