"No file is open" screen ignores setting for "Folder to create new notes in ..."

Steps to reproduce

When “no file is open” screen is active and you click on “create new file”.

Expected result

A new file should be created in the location specified in:
Options > Files & Links > Folder to create new notes in …

Actual result

The newly created note is saved to the root of the vault, instead of the default location specified above.


  • Operating system: Mac OSX 10.15.6
  • Obsidian version: v0.9.17

Additional information


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