Create a graph based on the folder structure

Generate a graph based on folder structure/path (as opposed to the wikilinks).
Once this graph is generated, the wikilinks can be superimposed on top of it (without affecting the nodes’ positions).

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Hi there, I’ve been trying out Obsidian for the past week, and I’d like to suggest the idea of a toggle-able view between the already existing Graph View and a Folder Graph View.

To show a simple example, here’s a second brain folder I started this week viewed through Gource, which shows git commits through an animation. This view shows each folder as a line, and shows the files located in that folder as a dot:

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You should post this in plugins or feature request

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@lizardmenfromspace Done, honestly thought I had, thanks for pointing that out :slight_smile:

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Thanks! Since this one already had some momentum in the form of :purple_heart:’s I moved it to #feature-requests and deleted the new one.

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@ryanjamurphy Thank you :slight_smile:

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I think this would be really useful for those of us who use folders to organize our markdown notes.

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Totally agree with you there, it is the missing feature for me and sometimes I like to know files by association in folder structure / context without having to create links or tags in the markdown itself.

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How about this request?

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this would be really cool, espcially together with the foldernotes request.

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Hi! I had the same problem, therefore I developed a kind-a-workaround solution: All of my folders and subfolders has an index file, which just contains links to the notes of the given folder. And I developed a tiny program that works as a daemon and keeps these index files updated if I create a new file, delete one, or move a file to another folder.
I plan to reimplement it as an Obsidian plugin, but until that time, feel free the give it a try, here it is: https://github.com/akosbalasko/zoottelkeeper

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I second this and would like to see this as an option under the graph setting. Something like “Display Folder/child links” option.

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Would love to have this!. Right now I miss it so badly

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Has there been any progress on turning this into a plugin? I had come here to request a similar feature, allowing folders to get treated as nodes on the graph, similar to how tags can be toggled to become nodes.

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Hi @EleanorKonik ,
yes, I’ve almost done it, so hopefully it can be installed within a couple of days.

Regards,
akos

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Incredible news, thanks for the update!!

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Hi All!

It’s ready to be used and can be downloaded from the catalog!

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Is there any more development on this?:blush: It seems like @akos0215 plug-in isn’t updated in a while.

For me, it’s really important to not use significant time on just “organizing”. I want to spend as much time as possible on the actual knowledge. Knowledge comes in different forms (pdfs, vídeos etc etc) witch lives a more happy life in just the normal file system on my Mac. But I take notes from them in obsidian. These things live in the same folders, where I use obsidians links to connect ideas. But it’s frustrating to not see all the other files in graph view. I would love to seefolders as a node in graph view😊

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Hi!
Yes, I’m sorry, I know I’m in delay with zoottelkeeper, but my other projects ( + my official job, family etc) take more time currently. I don’t want to leave the plugin as it is, but currently, I’m in rush with many other things. I’m sorry for the inconvenience.

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Nono, I totally understand! It was not a message to guilt trip you (who use your own time to make something for all of us, for free) to do more :slight_smile: I just wanted to forward that as Obsidians user base grows, we are more and more people wanting to integrate folders to the workflow :slight_smile: Your plugin is really good, my only problem is that it don’t generate files for folders I created outside of Obsidian, and have in my vault. So 80% of files don’t get linked to a folder, unfortunately. :slight_smile: