Noob question: How to import a .md file to an Obsidian Sync Vault


I am using Sync as my vault (paid monthly plan). I want to import a .md file into my existing Vault. I can’t seem to figure out how to do this. The support articles I have found suggest simply pasting the file and attachments into the vault files - however I do not know how to access the Vault directly, as it is stored with Obsidian.

Thanks in advance for any help and guidance!

Hey @seansobsidian, you can copy the markdown file on your file explorer, open Obsidian, and paste it there.

The file will be imported as an attachment, though, which can be automatically moved into an attachment folder if you’re Obsidian is configured to.

Your vault isn’t stored in Obsidian - I mean you can see it in Obsidian - but it’s just a folder on your drive somewhere. So, outside of Obsidian, you can use File Explorer (Windows) or the Finder (mac) and drag your .md file into your vault. If Obsidian is open, sync will kick in and sync the file to your remote vault.

In addition to what emaiax said, you can also drag the file into Obsidian’s Files tab and it will be added as a note like this. Dragging onto your vault name at the top will add it to the root of your vault; dragging onto a folder will add it to the folder.



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