Error - EBUSY (but it's still saving?)

What I’m trying to do


I’ve been using obsidian for a little bit but just starting to work with sync and plug ins. I keep getting this error when I’m typing - it wouldn’t actually be that bad since it’s not actually failing to save - everything I type is there when I reopen it, but it chains down the side and it’s so irritating to look at.

Things I have tried

I searched and saw things about ending processes in the task manager, but can’t seem to find the right process to end - I tried ending a bunch and ended up just having to restart obsidian - plus no one else seems to have recorded the error where the save isn’t actually failing.

Any advice?


did you manage to solve this issue?

I started having this same error today. Anyone have any solutions? The file saves every time. I shutdown obsidian and started back up. Still happens. Restarted my Windows 11 PC. Still happens. I tried deleting the note and it then happened in a different one.

I think (maybe) I figured out my issue. After redoing my entire vault to try and solve it, installing plugins back in, one at a time, and then still hitting the same problem on the same PC (no others), I turned off my Proton Drive file backup. Haven’t had the message since. I think what was happening is that Proton Drive was trying to backup the file as I was still changing it. I’ll post back if this turns out to be a false hope, but so far, it is working again.

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I use Proton Drive and have this too! Glad to read this post and confirm my suspicions.

I’d love an option to disable warning pop-ups.