Just dloaded Obsidian, test driving it, and can’t figure out a way to link to a file (video, .pdf, etc.) on my local hard drives.
I’ve searched here… there must be a way, and if there is, I must not be searching with the right keywords.
When I find a website page, video, or other such on the Internet, and it’s a page, video, what have you, that I want to keep for potential future reference, or if I find that it’s valuable information… I will download a copy to my hard drive, because most of you have probably noticed by now that Internet links are very fickle things, today your Internet hyper-link works, next week it doesn’t anymore.
So when I save a link to a video, for example, since it’s a video that I consider important enough to save the link to it, I’ll obviously also want to keep a copy of that video on my hard drive, since the video might not be online in the near future.
For example, I’ve created a note inside Trilium called Rosa Koire.
Inside that Rosa Koire note, I will add the name of the video, the YT link to the video, and also, I want to add a hyper-link to the file on my hard drive, so that if the YT link didn’t work anymore, I could just click on the hard drive local hyper-link and the video would play from my hard drive.
Again for example, the contents of my Rosa Koire note in Trilium looks like this:
Rosa Koire, Behind The Green Mask, UN Agenda 21, 6:25:12 part 1 of 4
[Rosa Koire Part 1 of 4](file:///“I:\4K Video Downloader\Rosa Koire, Behind The Green Mask, UN Agenda 21, 62512 part 1 of 4.mkv”)
So in my note, if I Ctrl-click on the YT link, the video opens in a new tab in my browser. The file link, however, I can’t get it to work, I can’t get it to open the video that I have pointed to on my hard drive.
Oh, I should mention that I’ve tried the link by itself this way as well: file:///I:\Politics\Rosa%20Koire,%20Behind%20The%20Green%20Mask,%20UN%20Agenda%2021,%2062512%20part%201%20of%204.mkv
I’ve tried it without the quotation marks as you can see above, and with the quotation marks before the filename and at the end of the filename (so, between the three backslashes and the I:, just after the three backslashes and just before the I:).
The hyperlink seemed to always break at the first space it encountered, so I had to as %20s everywhere there was a space in order to get the hyperlink to not break, but when I do to preview mode, no hyperlink is created from the file:/// link.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.