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

To delete a file:

  1. Right-click the file.
  2. Use the Delete button in the top right or find Delete within file details.

Deleting a file will sever its library and tag connections.

Deleting a file or folders from the desktop app will show in the push table. You must push the changes in order for you to delete cloud files and folders.

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. If not, you can select Remove.

Multi Select

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