"Hidden" items in file explorer are navigable, clickable, take space

Steps to reproduce

New vault, default settings, no plugins.
Create note “A”
Create note “C”
Go to system file explorer and create files “B1.bat” to “B20.bat” (or .sh if non-windows)
Return to Obsidian

Expected result

None of the phenomena described in the Actual result.

Actual result

There is vertical empty space between “A” and “C”.

When the empty space is clicked, one of the “bat” or “sh” files are executed.

You can navigate to the hidden items by clicking on A, clicking on A again (to return focus to file explorer), and pressing key down. Pressing Enter, then, executes the file.


  • Operating system: Windows
  • Debug info:

Obsidian version: v0.15.1
Installer version: v0.13.31
Operating system: Windows 10 Enterprise 10.0.19044
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: on
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Safe mode: on


Additional information

we are aware of this. thanks!

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