- create a new vault:
- go to
Settings / About, change Override config folder to
- tap vault icon in side bar
- tap “Rename”, rename to
Note at this point, you will have to force-close Obsidian. There are another couple minor bugs here around renaming.
- there is no visual indicator the rename succeeded and you’ll get errors every subsequent time you tap rename
- The choose vault screen will show the old name and not update.
Closing Obsidian forces it to recognize the new name so you can open it.
- Go to vault selection screen, choose,
test_config_folder_rename, Enter vault
- go to
Settings / About
Override config folder value should be
Override config folder value is
With the following implications
- renaming loses settings, is not an atomic operation
.obsidianis being used on another device profile and the vault was previously using
.obsidianwith sync, the old
.obsidiansettings that linger causes unexpected data loss on other devices. The note contents are safe, but settings get over-written unexpectedly.
- Operating system: iOS
- Debug info:
SYSTEM INFO: Obsidian version: 1.2.1 (52) Operating system: ios 15.4.1 (Apple iPhone) Login status: logged in Catalyst license: vip Live preview: on Legacy editor: off Base theme: dark Community theme: Minimal Snippets enabled: 2 Safe mode: off Plugins installed: 3 Plugins enabled: 3 1: Natural Language Dates 2: Advanced URI 3: Minimal Theme Settings
In my case, I was unable to restore all the settings successfully just using obsidian. Somehow, even file recovery and sync settings recovery were ineffective. I fortunately have external backups.