This guide will explain what are the functions of the various folders within Muse Mosaic.



There are a lot of folders within the Muse Mosaic's folder directory. Below is an explanation for each folder, what their functions are, and how to locate them.  




1. Muse Mosaic: This is the default folder that comes with the installation of the Muse Mosaic software. This is the root folder which contains all the other folders. It is usually default installed onto the Desktop unless explicitly specified to be installed somewhere else on the computer during the installation process. It is recommended that this folder remains on the Desktop as it affects how backup files are saved to the Backups folder. 


2. Backup: This folder contains the full backup zip files created from the "Data Backup" section within the Muse Mosaic software. This folder also contains your session backup zip files when you choose to backup a copy of your existing session via the "Clear Photos and Prints" button. This folder is located within the Muse Mosaic Folder (Desktop/Muse Mosaic/Backup).  *The Backups folder is only created when you do a backup via "Clear Photos and Prints" or from the "Data Backup" section. The folder does not come during the default installation process.


3. Projects: The projects folder contains all your saved Muse Mosaic settings. Any configurations you made and then selectively chose to save via File -> Save Mosaic Settings. The settings files are saved as ".mpr" and can be copied and pasted into the Projects folder of any Muse Mosaic software. You can then import that file using the File -> Load Mosaic Settings option to load your pre-configured mosaic settings. This folder is located within the same directory as the Backup Folder (Desktop/Muse Mosaic/Projects). 


4. Sources: This folder contains all the graphics used for billboard, logo and density maps. It comes with the default installation of the Mosaic software and also contains pre-installed graphics which you can use. If you want to add a specific logo graphic, billboard image or density map, this is the folder where your graphics should be placed in. This folder is located within the Muse Mosaic folder (Desktop/Muse Mosaic/Sources).





5. Session: This folder contains a list of sub-directory folders which are all relevant to creating your digital mosaic. This is a default folder that comes with the installation of the Muse Mosaic software.  This is also the folder you can use to differentiate your different mosaic activations because whenever you "Start a New Session" within the Home Tab, a new session folder is created based on the name you entered as your new session. The new session folder created will contain a list of empty folders that is relevant and utilized in your digital Mosaic activation. All your session folders that you create will be located within this directory (Desktop/Muse Mosaic/).


  • Advertisements: This is the advertisements folder. In this folder, you can add any advertising graphics that is to be displayed during your live mosaic creation. It is utilized by the "Advertisements" feature in Live Viewer -> Advertisement. This folder can be located in "Desktop/Muse Mosaic/(Session Name you defined)/advertisements".

  • Data: The data folder contain two types of files with two different file extensions. The ".dat" files which stores current "Live" mosaic settings and image placement location information and the ".bak" files are a backup to the ".dat" files and are usually created before the ".dat" files. These files are only created upon starting the "Live Mosaic". This folder can be located in "Desktop/Muse Mosaic/(Session Name you defined)/Data".

  • Extra: The extra folder contain graphic images which are utilized by the "Extra Images" feature found in Event Admin -> Extra Images. If you want to add preset graphics to be added to your live mosaic, this is the folder where you would add those graphics.  This folder can be located in "Desktop/Muse Mosaic/(Session Name you defined)/Extra".

  • Icons: This is the folder where you would add a single graphical image that would change the appearance of the thumbnails for a winner location. This folder is in direct relations to the Contest Mode Feature located in the Advanced Tab -> Contest Mode. This folder can be located in "Desktop/Muse Mosaic/(Session Name you defined)/icons".

  • Prints: Placed images' prints or multi page layout prints are sent here to await printing. The placed images are then moved to the Saved Folder after they're printed. This folder can be located in "Desktop/Muse Mosaic/(Session Name you defined)/Prints".

  • Processed: This folder contains a copy of all images placed onto the digital mosaic. It follows a naming scheme of "placed_location". Only images that have been placed on the digital mosaic will appear here. This folder can be located in "Desktop/Muse Mosaic/(Session Name you defined)/Processed".

  • Saved: This folder contains a copy of all the placed images that have been printed. The placed images will only shows up in this folder if it has been printed. This folder can be located in "Desktop/Muse Mosaic/(Session Name you defined)/Saved".

  • Skipped: This folder contains all images that exceeded a certain size limit which can be set in Event Admin -> Print -> Miscellaneous Printing Settings. The oversized images will only show up in this folder if the "Skip" option is chosen in Miscellaneous Printing Settings. Otherwise, the images will be reduced or compressed to be made smaller and will subsequently be placed on the mosaic and not show up in this folder.  This folder can be located in "Desktop/Muse Mosaic/(Session Name you defined)/Saved".

  • Waiting: This folder is used by the Photo Moderation feature. It contains images that are waiting to be approved and placed on the live mosaic. This folder can be located in "Desktop/Muse Mosaic/(Session Name you defined)/Waiting".

  • Watched: This is the folder that contains all the images which will be used in the digital mosaic. Any images stored in this folder either prior or after the start of the live mosaic will be placed on the live digital mosaic and subsequently be printed for the physical mosaic. This folder can be located in "Desktop/Muse Mosaic/(Session Name you defined)/Watched".