Files Explorer doesn't remember its previous state after re-launching Obsidian (1.5.0)

Apparently, with Obsidian 1.5.0 (Catalyst release), the Files Explorer doesn’t remember what folders were collapse or not …

When closing Obsidian and re-launching it, all the folders in the Files Explorer side pane are now automatically collapsed/folded (which wasn’t the case with Obsidian 1.4.16)

Steps to reproduce

  1. Open a vault and unfold one or more folder(s)/subfolder(s) in the Files Explorer pane

  2. Quit Obsidian

  3. Re-launch Obsidian and open the Files Explorer pane

    → All previously unfolded folder(s)/subfolder(s) are now folded

Did you follow the troubleshooting guide?

Yes :blush: : I’ve tested and seen this happen in the Sandbox Vault (Default theme, no css snippet, no plugin) but I’ve never really paid attention to how the Files Explorer was acting there :innocent:

So, instead of relying on the Sandbox Vault this time, I’ve relied on an almost empty vault where Restricted mode is toggled On + Default theme + no css snippet :blush: .

I just know for sure that in my vaults, the folded/unfolded state of the folder(s)/subfolder(s) was taken into account by the Files Explorer when (re)launching Obsidian 1.4.16 but it doesn’t seem to be the case anymore with Obsidian 1.5.0.

Expected result

I would like for Obsidian to remember the folded/unfolded state of my folder(s)/subfolder(s) when (re)launching Obsidian :blush:

Actual result

The folded/unfolded state of my folder(s)/subfolder(s) in Files Explorer is “reset” and all the unfolded folder(s)/subfolder(s) get folded each time I now close and then re-open Obsidian.

Here’s a screenshot of the Files Explorer with some folded and unfolded folders/subfolders before closing Obsidian:

Here’s a screenshot of what the Files Explorer now looks like in the same vault after closing and re-opening Obsidian:


MacOS Big Sur 11.7.10 + Obsidian 1.5.0

	Obsidian version: v1.5.0
	Installer version: v1.4.13
	Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 20.6.0: Thu Jul  6 22:12:47 PDT 2023; root:xnu-7195.141.49.702.12~1/RELEASE_X86_64 20.6.0
	Login status: logged in
	Catalyst license: supporter
	Insider build toggle: on
	Live preview: on
	Base theme: adapt to system
	Community theme: none
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Restricted mode: on


Additional information

I must admit that I’ve actually no idea if filing this Bug Report was the thing to do or if I should have created a Feature Request instead :sweat_smile:

I mean, I read and re-read the release notes of Obsidian 1.5.0 but couldn’t find anything mentioning the introduction of this new behavior (unless I missed something :innocent: ) so, I assumed that this change was probably unintentional and possibly a bug …

If it’s not a bug and this change was intentional, I can, of course, open a Feature Request :blush: .

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I believe this is a bug, @Pch. I created an account in the Forum just to comment on this ticket :wink: After upgrading to 1.5.0 all my Vaults launch with the folders collapsed. That wasn’t the case before. Thanks for reporting it.

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will be fixed v1.5.1


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