I would strongly advise against using symlinks for this purpose, even though I’ve done it in a few cases to achieve backup of folders exceeding the limit due to file system mounting across devices and so on.
I’m almost sorry I mentioned it, but I really do believe you need to restructure your file folders (or devise another system not having such long folder names), and I’m not willing to help you compromise the integrity of your file system any more than you’ve already done. Sorry.
That helps and I appreciate you for explaining that - went back and checked my total file path characters used and the limit on MAC OS which is 1024, I’m not even close to being that high up, and I tested in an empty folder how many untiled file folders you can make inside each other: 62 folders inside one and onward was the max.
I only have most around 15 tops for my folder in folder structure…
Also made sure to have all characters be the ones that are allowed and no weird characters that Obsidian forbids in the file name either.
As a general FYI, I think this was caused by me trying to sync Obsidian with Logseq and Logseq was doing some modification to markdown file names to remove special characters and I think these alterations triggered this listing issue.
This happens in my obsidian as well, but only if I open a folder with PDFs in it. A lot of my pfs have fairly long filenames, so I think that might be the problem (no special characters tho). Never touched Logseq, so I don’t know about that.
Thanks again to everyone for input on this thread. I haven’t experienced this since I stopped trying to synchronize my Obsidian with Logseq and I am now fully just using Obsidian without Logseq and loving it. I’ve also greatly simplified my folder structure and use tags as my primary org but I have some shared projects that have to live inside dedicated folders because they are part of independent GIT repos!