"Open in Finder" does not work

Steps to reproduce

Right click on a note in sidebar → click “Reveal in Finder”

Expected result

Finder opened with the note file selected.

Actual result

Finder opened showing home directory.


  • Operating system: macOS 13.2.1 (22D68)
  • Debug info:
	Obsidian version: v1.1.9
	Installer version: v1.1.9
	Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 22.3.0: Mon Jan 30 20:39:46 PST 2023; root:xnu-8792.81.3~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T6020 22.3.0
	Login status: not logged in
	Insider build toggle: off
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: dark
	Community theme: Minimal v6.2.0
	Snippets enabled: 2
	Restricted mode: off
	Plugins installed: 5
	Plugins enabled: 5
		1: Clear Unused Images v1.0.6
		2: Minimal Theme Settings v6.2.0
		3: Style Settings v0.4.12
		4: Advanced Tables v0.18.1
		5: Diagrams.net v1.0.4

Additional information

My Obsidian vault is located at ~/Documents/Obsidian Vault, with which “Open in Finder” does not work. But in the vault manager window, “Reveal vault in Finder” in the right click menu works fine. And for another vault location such as ~/Desktop/test, “Open in Finder” works fine.

Is it working in the Sandbox Vault? On macOS: Help → Open Help → Open Sandbox Vault.

If so, something’s off about your vault. Disable plugins (Setings → Community Plugins → Restricted mode) and switch to the default theme and try again.

Sandbox Vault works fine. Disabling plugins and swiching to the default theme doesn’t work. Removing .obsidian directory doesn’t work too. But moving my vault out of ~/Documents makes it work.

Do you use some sync service, Dropbox or iCloud?

In addition to what @Zarconoris asked - if you use iCloud drive, is “Desktop & Documents Folders” sync checked? If so, try unchecking it.

It works fine after upgrading to version 1.1.15.

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