Daily Notes opens old note, not new note for today

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What I’m trying to do

I’m selecting the “Open today’s daily note” icon. When I do this, the daily note from July 1 is opening instead of a new note for today (July 8) being opened.

Things I have tried

I’m less than a week into using Obsidian so this may be user error. However, this did work on July 1 and July 2. I’ve rechecked the daily notes plugin and all appears to be setup correctly.

Sounds silly, but is the date (& time) on your device set correctly? Are you using Windows? macOS? Linux?

Also, can you take a screenshot if your Daily notes settings screen? Just so folks can double check.

System date/time should be fine. I’m on a windows machine.

I have the calendar pinned to the right side panel. If I select today’s date and choose to Create today’s note, I get an error message in the upper right saying “Unable to create new file”.

I’ve included a screenshot of my daily notes settings.

For your Date format, try dddd, MMMM DD, YYYY


AWESOME! That change fixed the issue. I was able to create a new daily note for today.