Can't create or open vault in WSL folder

Steps to reproduce

  1. Open Obsidian
  2. Click “Create New Vault”
  3. In the select folder dialog, type \\wsl$
  4. Select any folder in any Linux distro
  5. Observer the error.

Expected result

I expect Obsidian to successfully create and open the new vault in WSL.

Actual result

The following error is displayed:

An error occured while loading Obsidian. Error: EISDIR: illegal operation on a directory, watch '\\wsl.localhost\Ubuntu\home\path\to\vault\'


  • Operating system: Windows 11
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v0.13.33
    Installer version: v0.13.31
    Operating system: Windows 10 Home 10.0.22000
    Login status: not logged in
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: on
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Safe mode: on


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