Naming folders beginning with a point

Steps to reproduce

  • Start by naming any folder on your left vertical tab with any name beginning with a point, like “.dates”.
  • Do whatever you want (in and out of the folder, watch the graph, return to the folder … whatever). Everything seems alright.
  • Close the app Obsidian
  • Reenter the app Obsidian
  • The folder you’ve just created or renamed just disappeared and all its content with it

Expected result

One of two things:

  • Either I receive a message not to name the folder with a point
  • The folder named with " .whatever" should not disappear

Actual result

  • Magic! Folder magically disappeared!


  • Operating system: MacOS Catalina (10.15.5)
  • Obsidian version: v0.6.7
  • Using custom CSS: Just changed one of the colors of obsidian.css

Additional information

A post was merged into an existing topic: Markdown files with leading dots are not visible