On Mac, removed Vaults should be deleted from Obsidian app in dock

Steps to reproduce

  1. Create a vault.
  2. Delete the vault.
  3. Right click on Obsidian app in dock. Notice that the deleted vault still is shown.

Expected result

I am expecting that the deleted vaults are no longer shown when right clicking on the Obsidian app in the dock.

Actual result

The deleted vaults are still shown when right clicking on the Obsidian app in the dock.


  • Operating system: Mac, Monterey 12.6
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v0.15.9
    Installer version: v0.15.9
    Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 21.6.0: Mon Aug 22 20:19:52 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8020.140.49~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 21.6.0
    Login status: not logged in
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Restricted mode: on


Additional information

See attached screenshot. “Boise Vault” has been deleted, but is still shown. (I tried recreating it and deleting it again, and now 2 instances are shown.)

Screen Shot 2022-09-14 at 9.05.57 AM

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what happens if you completely close obsidian and reopen?

With Obsidian open, choose File → Open Recent → Clear Recent. That should clear the recent list in the menu and in the dock.


@WhiteNoise Sorry, should have noted that I tried that too. Even restarted the computer. But, the suggestion from @eightning fixed it!

@eightning Thank you! This solved it! Really, a huge thank you!

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moved to FR

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