Folders being created within Obsidian that do not exist in File Explorer

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Steps to reproduce

Create a folder with “.” in the name, such as “Misc.”

Expected result

An empty, new folder within the vault’s location in the File Explorer that can be interacted with.

Actual result

A new folder within the vault’s location in the File Explorer that is said to not exist when interacted with.


  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v0.14.6
    Installer version: v0.14.5
    Operating system: Windows 10 Home 10.0.19043
    Login status: not logged in
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Safe mode: on


Additional information

The problem is very simple so it shouldn’t be hard to reproduce.

This was fixed in 0.14.10

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