Quick switcher creates a new note when opening a note with sharp (#) in it's path

Steps to reproduce

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Expected result

I just want to open the note using a quick switcher (Cmd+O)

Actual result

If note’s path contained sharp symbol (#) (either dir or a file name), Obsidian creates a new note with a name equal to the part of target path truncated with first sharp symbol encountered.
In extreme case if your note starts with the sharp, Obsidian throws an error and creates .md file


  • Operating system: Mac OS 10.15.6
  • Obsidian version: 0.8.9

this was already reported. We don’t support # in the pathname.

I think in this case Obsidian should not allow to type (#) as it does for slash (/) for example

we will

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