It should be possible to rename invalid filenames within obsidian

Steps to reproduce

Import any .MD note with existing symbols such as “*^-_” and others in it.

Try to rename the file or move the file and parent folder to another folder.

Expected result

Possible to move folder or file to another folder or location

Possible to rename the attachment file

Actual result

When renaming => error (see the video below)
When trying to move the attachment, nothing happens.


  • Operating system: MacOS Catalina 10.15.5
  • Obsidian version: 0.6.7.
  • Using custom CSS: “Red Graphite” by SeanWcom

Additional information


5 posts were merged into an existing topic: [Consolidation]: Handling of Invalid filenames created outside Obsidian