Internal links to headers are not automatically updated with header changes

Steps to reproduce

  1. Create an internal wikilink to a header on a page, e.g. [[Disney#MickeyMouse]]
  2. Go to that header and rename it (e.g. inside, rename the header to # Donald Duck)
  3. Observe that the original wikilink is not updated.

Expected result

Existing wikilinks to files inside the vault are automatically updated when a file is renamed. But that doesn’t work for header based links. I would have thought both would be supported.

Actual result

The stale header remains, becoming a broken link.


  • Operating system: Windows
  • Obsidian version: 0.12.3

Additional information

I suspect everyone knows this is a problem, but I keep running into it, and I could not find an existing bug report for it. So just want to make sure it is on the “to-do” list somewhere…

I am surprised you didn’t find anything. There is a large number of duplicate requests and bug repots for this.