I love this community and it’s my first post ever, so it sucks it has to be on the help section, but here it goes:
I was using my vault normally when suddenly I noticed my graph view was all gray, all my Group colors and my filters where gone. It essentially restored to default settings, but I never clicked it! Interestingly, the local graph view did retain the settings, so I will be able to copy them manually to the big graph view. (Though actually, it saved like an older version of my settings, because I had already fixed some tags and added a new group color, and that doesn’t show on the local graph either. So it’s like it went back to an old back-up or something? Strange.)
Things I have tried
I tried restarting Obsidian, but it didn’t help.
I also tried disabling the Workspaces core plugin, since I read somewhere it didn’t save graph settings? But I had enabled it a few days ago and I had used the graph view with it, so I’m not sure that’s the case. At any case, it didn’t help. I also restarted Obsidian once again.
I also have another vault, and opened that one, but I don’t have any settings on that graph view to compare to.
What I’m trying to do
It would be great if I could restore my settings (like i’m secretly hoping it’s saved somewhere and I just have to click a button to restore it, lol), but if not, I’m wondering what happened and how to prevent this from happening again? Though I know it won’t be easy to guess just from this post. But maybe someone else went through something similar?
Are you using any syncing tools? Are you sure? Is your vault stored in a built-in OS folder that syncs. Check inside your .obsidian folder and look for any duplicate settings files. (Any files with numbers at the end, or “conflicted” or “duplicate” or “copy” in the name.)
Otherwise yeah, it’s highly recommended to backup your vault. I personally use git, and I make separate commits for my settings folder, and for my notes. So I can easily roll back settings if things go wrong with plugins, etc.
That’s actually good to know! I was also having another problem in which the PDF’s weren’t showing, and I read re-downloading might do the trick, but I thought the automatic updates would take care of that. Now I know.