Cannot open SymbolicLink PDF on Windows

Steps to reproduce

  1. Create a pdf SymbolicLink in powershell: New-Item -type SymbolicLink -Value 'C:\Users\bennyyip\01.pdf' "$env:APPDATA/obsidian\Obsidian Sandbox\01.pdf"
  2. Open the pdf in Obsidian

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Expected result

Open PDF correctly

Actual result

The pdf page is empty.


Obsidian version: v1.3.5
Installer version: v1.3.4
Operating system: Windows 10 Education 10.0.19045
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


Additional information

I tried SymbolicLink for .md files and it’s OK. It seems this only happens to PDF.

Maybe it should work, but why are you creating a symlink to the Sandbox vault in %appdata%?

We don’t support symlink to files.

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