Daily Notes not creating date formatted folders


Want to automate daily note creation like in the official tutorial, doesn’t seem to work for me.

See the documentation: Daily notes - Obsidian Help

“New file location” needs to be an existing folder. Take the stuff you have there now and add it to the start of the “Format” field.

Your “Template file location” is wrong too. That needs to be an existing note.


  • Format: YYYY/MM/YYYY-MM-DD
  • New file location: Journal
  • Template file location: [Your template file, wherever it is]

The template thing is a file, not a folder.

So what you’re saying is that the plugin can’t automatically create subfolders for months and years?

Edit: Oh. -_-
You have to specify the folder format in the Format field. I get it.
Thanks for the help.

Yeah. It makes some sense when you think about it, but it’s not very intuitive. I think it may actually not be an intentional feature.

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