Current options provided:
Obsidian provides the following options for storing the attachments:
In vault folder (I guess in
In folder specified below (which is my preference)
In the same folder with note
In subfolder at current note
Scenario not covered:
In my case I’m storing in a specified folder named
aux, which puts all images or attachments in there.
However, I often come to the need of “breaking up” a vault, ie:
moving some folders with notes to another vault, as my notes keep getting bigger and bigger).
If I use option 4, it would litter each folder that has attachments with an ‘aux’ file.
If I use option 3, it would litter each folder with the attachments direction.
Option 1 or 2 are cleaner, but
moving a folder to another vault would cause missing images.
What I need
A problem could be solved if there’s is a specified folder name, with hierarchical semantics.
In the below example, if I place anything on
Topic2, then it will be stored on that
If I place anything on
Topic1, it will be placed on the root
So it hierarchically finds the closest
aux folder, up until the root vault directory.
Any other suggestions?
Has any of you had a similar problem?
If so, what approach did you use?
In my case, I’ll be creating a script to handle “vault chopping”…
.obsidian is reserved for settings files/themes/plugins/etc, so “vault folder” is just the root of your vault.
If you are doing this often, option 4 might be the best route.
I mostly keep my attachments in a single folder (option 2), but if I’m working on a project that might be split out or archived later, option 3/4 makes the most sense even if cluttered with attachments or, better, a sub-folder with them.
There’s a feature request here with some ideas and a few plugins to try that might make things smoother.
Currently (v.0.11.0) in the options, if I set “Default location for new attachments” to “In subfolder under current folder” and “Subfolder name” to “attachments”, any note attachments (i.e. figures, PDFs …) will be automatically stored at “attachments” folder at the same level where the note is created.
However, at most of the time, I will first start my note at some location (i.e. say inbox) and later on moved to some other better categorized path. Even the note can be moved easily, the attach…
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I like and need this function very much. Is this function available now?
In Typora it is possible to automatically create subfolders with custom patterns when adding attachments, or for example when dragging and dropping an image into the markdown file.
When this is done, the image is added to an automatically created folder placed at the same root of the markdown file.
This is done in Typora settings by specifying the following as attachments folder:
So, for example, when dragging and dropping an image to the XXX.md file, this will be the fi…
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It’d be nice to have some advanced options for attachments, specifically, I was thinking the ability to have attachments sorted into subfolders based on mime-type.
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