Can I hide my attachments folder using a period?

It took me while to work out I could hide embedded images using an attachment folder.

Now I wonder if I can hide the attachment folder by calling it .attachments?

I ask because I named it like that but next time I opened that vault it had vanished from the side bar and the links from files in it were broken.

Is there a best practice for keeping the attachment folder out of the way?

TIA

No, it’s not possible to use a hidden folder for this. As you said, Obsidian won’t be able to see it. You can try to hide that folder from your file explorer using css.

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