Steps to reproduce
Create a note with this content (a markdown link to a file that not exists in the vault)
When hovering over the Note link in preview mode, the message
"./Note.md" is not created yed. Click to create. is displayed
Click the Note link in preview mode
The “Note.md” file is created in the same folder and it is displayed in both panes.
When I click the link, the message
Folder already exists. is displayed and the
file is not created.
Operating system: Windows 7
Obsidian version: 0.12.5
I’m used to this notation because I open my vault with other applications supporting relative markdown links, as well as Obsidian does, but they cannot deal with WikiLinks.
When the md file already exists, the relative link works fine.
Creating the link without the
./ before the name of the md file is working too, as in:
Please, search before posting.
Same Issue is there with me too. I cannot create a backlink to a file I might want to place in a specific folder. Application is trying to navigate into that file when we click into that but due to the fact that there is no file its giving us an error. Kindly asking developers to fix this issue ASAP as I like everything cleanly under folders for clutter free interface.
Just starting out Obsidian if there are any tips I would be glad to hear them.
@WhiteNoise, I did seach before posting but the error messages were different:
Folder already exists.
The one in the post you’ve linked says
ENOENT: no such file or directory
I didn’t assume they were related… how could I?
The other thread was in the graveyard but without a plain answer. It’s not clear if this
kind of issues cannot be fixed, or it’s too complicated to maintain, or it has already been decided by the developers that Obsidian will fail when creating notes from relative links.
I am sorry, I get your confusion!
The issues indeed the same. I suggest you follow that topic. Actually I am gonna merge your first report in that topic. Thanks for reporting.