Open folder structure to reveal selected file

When opening a file (such as through the quick switcher), it would be awesome to be able to see where that file is in its folder structure. This is a feature in Visual Studio Code, which I have found to be very helpful on occasion for orienting myself in a hierarchy of folders.


  1. Obsidian is open. All folders are collapsed.
  2. I quick search for “File A”, and open it, not knowing necessarily where it is in my vault.
  3. All parent folders of “File A” expand, and “File A” is highlighted as the selected file.

Though I personally attempt to use folders sparingly, I think this would become extra valuable to people who use deep hierarchies. Even with a shallow hierarchy, common notes tend to live together, and seeing which files are around the current file can help orienting oneself to a topic.


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