Started setting up a vault in the Yosemite folder but realized this would be unwieldy and interrupted the process (so it now isn’t letting me do this again)
Considered moving both the dropbox and Github folders to a ‘dropbox and github’ folder, but realized moving these would cause a big hassle for other integrations
What I’m trying to do
I’ve been taking notes in various flavors of markdown for years, including with Gitbook and R/Quarto/Rmd. On my computer and cloud these are spread across my Dropbox folder and my ‘Githubs’ folder, where I sync various Github repos.
I want these all to be in the same Obsidian vault. But they are in non-nested folders, and the folder containing both (Yosemite) contains lots of stuff I don’t want Obsidian to have to filter through.
I also cannot ‘move these into a just-Obsidian’ folder, because these markdown files (and .Rmd, and .Qmd) are serving other purpose where they are.
Is there a way to do this? Is that ‘Obsidian cloud’ thing my best solution here? (That’s what chatGPT suggested but it’s expensive.)
If by “Obsidian cloud” you mean Obsidian Sync, that won’t fully solve the problem because Obsidian will still index all of the files locally. There’s Settings > Files & Links > “Excluded files”, but I think Obsidian still indexes those files.
I don’t like to suggest symlinks, but if you’re on Mac or Linux they might be the only way to accomplish what you want. If you’re on Windows I think there’s an equivalent, maybe even using the same name, but I don’t know much about it. Either way, search the forum for details and the web for more info.
Thanks. I don’t trust AI for advice, but sometimes it’s a good start.
Actually, the relevant folders are on dropbox or in Github repos, so already backed up/version controlled.
You may be right that I should use Obsidian a bit before doing something this ambitious. On the other hand I’ve been taking notes in markdown for a long time, always with the idea that I’d find some tool like Obsidian to connect them. So my ‘next step’ was to bring these all into a vault and try to start finding ways to connect them.