I went away and left my laptop for two weeks. Upon coming back, I see some notes have vanished from obsidian on it. I then put sync on (which I thought I had left on)
expected the files to sync back from the vault
As obsidian was open on my ipad, i watched the files then delete themselves off my ipad too! Clearly the sync had then sync the deleted files to the vault.
- Operating system: Windows PC
- Obsidian version: 0.12.15
All my files were in the sync log as deleted but I couln’t restore them - if I tried it said it was “already on latest version”, and in any case if it had worked I would have had to do it 900 times!
Thankfully I had a backup from 3 weeks ago so I copied that into the area on my PC and it all sync happily back into the vault. I have however lost all formatting / plugin settings so had to redo that.
I didn’t have it backed up in icloud or anything so there should be no issues due to that. 4 files made it without being deleted - 3 daily notes and one file I made the day I left. Two files had sync during my holiday and had not deleted themselves, and one file from today was there too. I have no idea why this happened and it was very distressing! An additional weird thing is that no files were in the trash (in obsidian) or in the recycle bin (on my pc). It was like they never existed to begin with.
I’d rather this not happen again, and now feel like I can’t trust obsidian sync, so would appreciate if a reason could be found for how this happened.