MuWire lets you group several files you’re sharing together into a single collection. That way you can organize your shared files in a meaningful way, for example you can have a single collection for all pictures of a given cat.
Go to the “Collections” tab and click on the
Create collection button. This will open the collection wizard. Then you need to choose a name for your collection and optionally add a description.
To add files to your collection they need to first be shared with MuWire. Simply drag the files from the
Library tab to the collection wizard. The files do not need to be in the same directory on your hard drive. The same file can be part of multiple collections.
When you’re finished, click on the
Review button to see what the collection will look like to other users. If you’re happy, click
Save or you can go back and make changes.
You can delete the collections you have created and that will not affect the files they contain in any way. They will still be shared and searchable. If you want to completely remove the files from your MuWire library you need to right-click on them and select
If you try to unshare a file that is part of one or more collections MuWire will warn you that those collections will be deleted.
Searching for collections
When you search the MuWire network you will receive results that match the file name and the comment. If the file is part of a collection, the
View Collections button will be enabled and you can see which other files are part of the collection.
If you search for a word that is in the name or description of a collection, all files that are part of the collection will be returned as results. You can disable that behavior in the options if you start getting too many irrelevant results.
You can download individual files from a collection or all at once. If you download all at once, when the downloads have finished the collection will be added to your repository.
Browse collections button is enabled when you click on a user name you can see all the collections the given user is sharing.
A word of warning
When you create a collection, some directory information gets stored in it. When you review the collection make sure you’re not leaking too much information about your directory structure.