Note created from relative link lands in root

Steps to reproduce

In a subfolder within a vault, insert an explicit relative link [[./x/y]]. Hover-preview the link and click to open it, or use the open link under cursor command.

Expected result

A note x/ is created in a subdirectory of the folder the note is in, and the note is opened

Actual result

The operation silently fails after creating x/ under the vault root.


  • Operating system: Windows
  • Obsidian version: 0.12.19

Additional information

It doesn’t matter what the link creation setting is set to.


This is part of broader issues/not yet implemented features around relative links (especially important with standard markdown links in relative path mode).

and some others

A post was merged into an existing topic: In absolute or relative path mode, Default location for new notes should be ignored when creating files by following links