Move file captured with markdown download extension hangs Obsidian

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Steps to reproduce

I am using the insider build 13.26

I used the Markdown Download extenstion to download a web page. I store in a folder called “tofile”. I have the extension set to save attachments in the same folder in a subfolder called attachments. In obsidian in files&links I have the setting to save in a subfolder under the current folder with the name attachments.

After downloading I can go to the folder tofile and open the page I downloaded, “” and all is fine and I can see the image. I next select the and move the file to another folder called “tests”. When I then go to the tests folder and open Obsidian seems to hang and I have to kill it with the Windows task manager.

Expected result

I would expect the file to be moved, but ALSO that the image in the attachments directory would be moved to the attachments directory of tests. And since I didn’t have an attachments directory would have expected it to be created.

Actual result

Hung Obsidian. Had to use task manager to kill


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  • Debug info:

Obsidian version: v0.13.26
Installer version: v0.13.19
Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 10.0.22563
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: insider
Insider build toggle: on
Live preview: off
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: dark
Community theme: Blue Topaz
Snippets enabled: 0
Safe mode: off
Plugins installed: 47
Plugins enabled: 43
1: Annotator
2: Homepage
3: Table of Contents
4: Tag Wrangler
5: Tasks
6: Hotkey Helper
7: Plaintext
8: ReadItLater
9: Shell commands
10: Periodic Notes
11: Open with
12: Convert url to preview (iframe)
13: File path to URI
14: Native Scrollbars
15: Customizable Menu
16: Natural Language Dates
17: Obsidian42 - Jump-to-Date
18: Regex Find/Replace
19: Quick Explorer
20: Archiver
21: Obsidian Memos
22: Local File Interface
23: Meld Encrypt
24: Cycle through Panes
25: Pane Relief
26: Pandoc Plugin
27: Copy as HTML
28: Editor Syntax Highlight
29: Dataview
30: Markdown prettifier
31: Style Settings
32: Meld Calc
33: Reminder
34: Templater
35: Advanced Tables
36: cMenu
37: Ozan’s Image in Editor Plugin
38: Multi-Column Markdown
39: Obsidian Tabs
40: Settings Search
41: MetaEdit
42: Itinerary
43: File Tree Alternative Plugin

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Additional information

Regarding Obsidian Hanging. Post a screen recording of this happening in the help vault (or no theme no plugins).

We don’t support this.

are you considering supporting this. it would seem consistent with the fixing of links you do. also this helps save having all attachments in a single directory which can lead to problems with too many files in a directory.

No, we will not be moving attachments along with markdown. I believe there maybe a plugin for that.

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I just updated to .28. If I go to a folder and create a note and rename it then in the file explorer right click to delete I get the hang. if I kill obsidian the file is deleted. Restart and all is fine.

Post a screen recording of this happening in the help vault.