Local File Link to network locations not working after update to 1.5.11

Steps to reproduce

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Expected result

When entering a link to a network or file location in windows such as [YaddaYadda](file://\\someWindows\network\directory) when pressing the link it should take you the linked area.

Actual result

A few windows pop up about remote file warning showing the linked path without the leading two backslashes.

Once the open button is pressed an error dialog appears stating it cannot find someWindows\network\directory, note the missing leading backslashes.


Obsidian version: v1.5.11
Installer version: v1.5.8
Operating system: Windows 10 Enterprise 10.0.19045
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Base theme: adapt to system
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


Additional information

The issue can be corrected by the following::
Changing from:


This was not required in the previous version.

This was never the right format. We use forward slashes everywhere or urlencoded.
What do you get from drag-ctrl-drop?

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Chiming in here: I wasn’t aware of drag-ctrl-drop! Lovely. Using drag-ctrl-drop generates [YaddaYadda](file:///%5C%5CsomeWindows%5Cnetwork%5Cdirectory)