Obsidian fails to load my vault

When I launch Obsidian I get the message:

An error occurred while loading Obsidian. TypeError: Cannot set property ‘pane-relief:history-v1’ of null.

No idea why this happened. Obsidian was properly closed yesterday among all other apps before I started OS X Software update.

Button Reload app does not help.
Button Open another vaultopens another vault, e.g. Help vault. No problem there.


  • Operating system: macOS Catalina 10.15.7
  • Obsidian version: 0.12.16

Additional information

Pane Relief is a plugin. Can you try going into your vault’s .obsidian folder and moving the Pane Relief folder out of your vault? Then relaunch.

Thank you so much!

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