I am new to Obsidian and have questions regarding the setup:
I am a researcher at university and want to use it as a second brain for my research. I already have a ~23 GB directory with a deep subfolders hierarchy, which contains my article collection - mostly PDF articles and a few md/txt documents. I would like to use this directory as a vault. Can I just say do this or could there be issues? I was warned at the website of Obsidian that symbolic links inside the vault (and I have some symbolic links) could lead to issues, even data loss. What would I consider?
The reason for this approach is, that I want to have my markdown/txt files (that would explain/summerize those papers) in the same folders as the respective papers.