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?


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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This is really unfortunate. Obsidian can’t auto-create these attachment folders either so the feature is pretty useless.

I don’t think creating a folder is that big of a deal, and for the record not all of us want the attachment folder to be hidden, so I don’t think labelling this “useless” is fair. That being said, you are welcome to open a feature request if you want this.