Finding notes with illegal filenames


I just imported an older folder structure with a couple of hundred notes into my vault. As soon as they started to sync with Obsidian Sync, I started to get warnings about illegal filenames.

Instead of going through the sync log file by file, I there a way to easily find all files with : in the name? Searching for file: “:” doesn’t work.


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What operating system are you on? This sounds like a job for Agent Ransack if you’re on Windows.

On MacOS. But I guess I want to do the renaming inside Obsidan, to update the links as well?

I see a space in your search terms, have you tried file:":" instead of file: “:” ? I’m told that should work :sweat_smile:


Ah! Simple as that! :slight_smile: Thanks!

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