Understanding File Stacking

When two or more documents of different types (e.g. a text file and an image) are located in the same folder or directory, Mylio automatically stacks them together if they share the same file name.

For instance, placing an image named ‘waterfall.jpg’ and a text file named ‘waterfall.txt’ together in the same folder that is imported into Mylio will ensure that Mylio bundles them together, giving the text file a ‘cover’ using the image. In this context, a ‘cover’ means that the text document will appear as an image in Mylio but selecting it will show the text document.

This process of stacking files sharing the same name together applies to PDF and videos files as well. The following matrix shows what to expect…









TXTNo StackNo StackStackNo Stack
PDFNo StackNo StackStackNo Stack
ImageStackStackNo StackStack
VideoNo StackNo StackStackNo Stack

There are exceptions to be aware of:

  • Images shot in raw format never get stacked with text, PDF, or video files which are also considered as being ‘raw’ files by Mylio. However, a raw image will stack with a non-raw image named the same way, but the non-raw image will not be visible.
  • If an image already exists in Mylio’s library and Mylio is configured to eliminate duplicates on import, the stacking process will not take place.

To find out if two documents have been stacked together, refer to Mylio’s info panel ‘FILE NAME’ field. Stacked documents will appear with their file names followed by their extensions between parenthesis, such as: ‘waterfall.(txt, jpg)’ or ‘dog.(psd, jpg)’ or ‘mom.(jpg, mov)’.

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