Notes created in CTRL+O allow disallowed characters and create issues

Steps to reproduce

Hit CTRL+O, create a new note with disallowed characters such as ‘/’

Expected result

Either the note does not get created, or the characters get escaped

Actual result

Note gets created, but the title is weird and can’t be fully edited from within Obsidian


  • Operating system:
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v0.13.19
    Installer version: v0.12.3
    Login status: not logged in
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Safe mode: off
    Plugins installed: 4
    Plugins enabled: 4
    1: Maximise Active Pane
    2: Reminder
    3: Dictionary
    4: Better Word Count

Community plugins: for bugs, please try to make the issue happen in the help vault or disable community plugins.

Additional information

I can’t reproduce

download and reinstall obsidian.
What’s your OS?

post a screen recording of this happening in the help vault.

Try creating a note titled ‘this is a test - 20/22/22’

I found out it creates folders, with a note in the last one in the chain with ‘22’ as a name.

Windows, latest public Obsidian

I think that’s the correct behavior not a bug.

Maybe? It is from my point of view unexpected (I did search for the name of the file for 5 min) and inconsistent with the renaming behavior, which warns you that some characters are not allowed.