template files in the directory specified in the user's preference are ignored
templates files in the directory specified in the user's preference are ignored, i.e. they are not offered in the new score wizard
See also http://musescore.org/en/node/43406 and #44071: [Linux] New score creation wizard doesn't work if installation is incomplete
MuserScore 2.0 Beta 2, and later, up to at least 83622b0, Windows 7 (Enterprise, 64bit) but also reported for Linux, so most probably platform independent.