How Can I Have Collapsible 'Folders' In the Sidebar While Only Using Files That Are Labelled Hierarchically?

What I’m trying to do

I want to have folders act as pages. With the example below, I might want to right notes about math in general in the math file, however to store the keep my directory organised I would have to have a math folder to store the trigonometry and algebra notes. I would like to be able to collapse these files in the file side bar but that isn’t possible without using folders.

E.g. Desired solution: All are files, but would be collapsible
./School.md
./School.Math.md
./School.Math.Algebra.md
./School.Math.Trigonometry.md

At the moment what I have is:

E.g.
./School.md - File
./School/ - Folder
./School.Math.md - File
./School/Math/ - Folder
./School.Math.Algebra.md - File
./School.Math.Trigonometry.md - File

If anyone can suggest any plugins or alternative ways to achieve something similar that would be greatly appreciated.

Slightly different from your description, but you could take a look at “folder notes” (notes of the same name of the folder they are in, and can act as a landing page, table of contents, ![[embed]] multiple notes in there, etc.).

There may be a few more, but these are the two plugins that I know of:

https://obsidian.md/plugins?id=folder-notes

https://obsidian.md/plugins?id=alx-folder-note

I believe that naming style was popularized by the app Dendron. I see there is a plugin (downloaded <1000 times) related to that, tho I can’t tell from the description if it does what you want.

Thanks for the recommendation, that’s exactly where I saw it just couldn’t remember the name.

Thanks so much, this solves my issue :+1:

Also, the Waypoint plugin goes really well with folder notes. It auto-creates a table of contents for the notes in that folder. I use it in a few of mine. Super convenient.

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