Creating multiple embedded folders (i.e. by internal link [[folder/subfolder/note]]) will render the most-imbedded folder (i.e. subfolder) unviewable and inaccessible in the "File" left-pane on mobile app, requiring an app restart to fix

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Steps to reproduce

ON MOBILE ONLY ( in new note, type “[[A/B/Note]]” and create a new line (press enter). This will create an internal link to the file “Note” which will reside in folder “B”, and folder “B” which in turn reside in folder “A”. Click the “[[A/B/Note]]” link to create folders “A” and “B” and be directed to file “Note”. Go to the File directory located in the left-pane, navigate to the newly-created folder “A” and attempt to unfold it to view the imbedded folder “B” and file “Note”. You will find folder “A” will not unfold. In fact, if you navigate to another file and try to navigate back to file “Note” you will be unable to since folder “A” will not unfold. Fully closing the app and relaunching will then enable folder “A” to be unfolded.

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Bug recreated in a new vault (with no plugins) on Android mobile, and a newly-installed app and vault on iPhone. Bug does not occur on PC.

Expected result

I expect to be able to navigate to newly-created folder “B” and be able to view file “Note” in the File left-pane.

Actual result

I am unable to view or access folder “B”, making it impossible to navigate back to file “Note” (if another note is created, for example).


Mobile App version 1.4.16 (114)
API v1.4.16

Additional information

Further testing shows that an internal link will multiple imbedded folders (i.e. [[A/B/C/D/E/F/G/Note]]) will render folder “G” unviewable and inaccessible (folder “F” won’t unfold) but folders “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, and “E” will all display and fold/unfold correctly. This suggests that the bug is related to the lowest or second-lowest imbedded folder (i.e. folder “G” or “F”, respectively).

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I could repro on iPad Pro (2020) in an almost empty vault synced through iCloud.

I created a note using the wikilink


The folders and note are all created and accessible on iCloud but I couldn’t access the subfolder “folder”: It doesn’t appear in the file explorer and clicking on it in the tab title bar/“breadcrumbs” doesn’t get me to it either.

It will only appear if I use the command “Reload app without saving” (or rebooting the app I guess)

Debug info

	Operating system: ios 17.1 (Apple iPad)
	Obsidian version: 1.4.16 (114)
	API version: v1.4.16
	Login status: logged in
	Catalyst license: supporter
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: dark
	Community theme: none
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Restricted mode: on