Note Composer includes invalid characters in filename

Steps to reproduce

Using note composer, extract a heading like “What/where?”

Expected result

The prompt should display a valid note filename, such that a note can be created from it, OR pressing enter to create the file should display a message about the invalid characters and allow you to fix the issue.

Actual result

The heading is used as the prompt, and file creation silently fails after first creating a What folder.


  • Operating system: Windows
  • Obsidian version: 0.12.10

Additional information

Windows does not allow file names to contain a ?, and apparently Obsidian is interpreting the / as part of a path. Probably other special characters should be checked for as well (e.g. *).


this should be fixed 0.12.16

This topic was automatically closed 24 hours after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.