New items get created outside parent folder

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Steps to reproduce

  1. Create a new note
  2. type a non existing note name e.g. [[test]]
  3. click it and it will create a note that’s outside the folder the original note was in

Expected result

I thought it would keep the hierarchy of folders created and create a new item inside the most nested one

Actual result

Instead the notes and files (e.g. if you paste one) are all thrown outside into the “root” of all files, making it quite a mess which has to be moved each time.


  • Operating system: Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon
  • Obsidian version: v0.11.5

Take a good look at the included docs and the settings.


Missed that tiny option combing through the settings at least 5 times, sorry and thanks!

Hello, are you referring to ‘Files & Links → Default Location for new notes → Same folder as current file’ in the settings? The only issue with that is that you can’t select a folder. If you want to create a file in a specific folder, you first have to select another file within that folder, then click on ‘new note’. Otherwise, the new file will be created under the previously selected parent folder, which is not the folder you tried to click on.