Create a File

Simply move your desired files into the local directory location.

You may also create or save files in this folder to automatically add them to the directory.

Created files will not go to the cloud automatically. A version must be committed, then pushed to upload to a cloud workspace.

Create a Folder

You have several methods to create a new folder:

  1. From grid view: Click the Create folder here button in the toolbar or use the Create folder here icon in the grid view.
  2. From list view: Click the Create folder here button in the toolbar
  3. In your local directory:
    • For Windows: Use Explorer and choose Create New Folder.
    • For Mac: Use Finder and select New Folder.

Not seeing the option to create a folder? You’re likely looking at a cloud only workspace in the desktop application. You can either map the workspace to a local directory or use the cloud app if you don’t want to map the workspace.

Moving Files and Folders

To reorganize your files and folders:

  1. To the Breadcrumb Bar: Click and hold the desired file or folder. Drag and release it onto the breadcrumb bar at the top.
  2. Into a Folder in View: Click and hold the file or folder you wish to move. Drag and release it into the desired folder.

Using drag and drop streamlines your file and folder organization.

Cut and Paste

Cut: Select file(s). Click the Cut button on the top right bar or right-click and choose Cut.

Paste: Navigate to desired location. Right-click in or on the folder. Select Paste.

Large cut/paste actions may take some time.


Image on rename location

To rename a file, select it, open its Info tab, and click the Edit button next to the file name.

You can also rename a file from your Windows Explorer or Mac Finder and mudstack will track this change as long as it is running.

Make sure that the correct extension is placed on the end of the name.

File Subscription

To receive file notifications on your dashboard, click the Subscribe button. Click it again to unsubscribe.

Automatic subscriptions occur when you:

  1. Comment, review, or take action on a file.
  2. Upload a new version of a file.
  3. Create a new file.

Sync States

different file sync states in mudstack

Every file has a sync state in mudstack. The sync state will tell you where the file is stored, and if there is an issue that needs to be resolved.

  • Local - File only exists locally, and can be pushed to the cloud
  • Cloud - File only exists in the cloud workspace, and can be pulled (downloaded) from the cloud
  • Synced - File exists in the cloud workspace, is mapped to your local directory and in sync
  • Local Changes - A previously synced file that now has local changes, and can be pushed to the cloud workspace
  • Conflict - A previously synced file has local changes but is out of sync with the cloud because another user has pushed their changes to the cloud. Your changes aren’t based off of the latest cloud version.

This state updates after a push, pull, or fetch, while local changes reflect instantly.

If you make any changes you would like to quickly send up to the cloud, you can quick push data. You can also sync files quickly to disk with quick pull.

Delete Files and Folders

Deleting of cloud content is a 2 step process in mudstack, similar to that on your OS. The first step sends the selection to the Trash. To permanently delete files from the Trash, you can empty the Trash.

Moving Files to Trash

To send files/folders to the Trash:

  1. Right-click and select Send to Trash, or
  2. Use the Trash icon in the top actions bar when you have one or more items selected.

Deleting a file or folders from the desktop app will show as local changes. You must push the changes in order for you to move these files and folders to the trash for everyone else.

Emptying Trash

Once files are in the Trash, if you want to permanently delete them, you can do so from within the Trash. To get to the Trash, click on the Filters icon in Search and select Go To Trash.

Here you can either selectively empty the trash of files or restore them to their original locations, or permanently delete them by emptying the trash.

Permanent delete actions will also need to be pushed to the cloud for the changes to affect everyone else.

Deleting via Your OS

If you delete files or folders from a local directory that’s mapped to a cloud workspace using your Windows Explorer or Mac Finder, mudstack will assume by default that this was an error, and show the file or folder as missing.

If this was an error, you can right click and Restore the missing file/folder. This will place the file back in its original location but it will not appear on your disk unless you re-enable syncing for the file.

If this was not an error, you can select Remove. Files removed this way will be sent to the trash.

Multi Select

To select multiple files, hold Shift or Control and click on each file that you want to select.