What I’m trying to do
I renamed a file in my root folder. Afterward a link to the file looked like this
../s 216 seeming necessitation. I thought that meant the note had been moved to the new notes folder. Instead is was still in the root folder, where I want it.
But what does
../s 216 seeming necessitation mean?
- …/s 216 seeming necessitation
Things I have tried
Found nothing in the help or here on this
Do you perhaps have Files & Links → “New link format” set to “Relative path to file”?
My guess is that you do. And so the
../ is saying that the linked note is a directory higher up (closer to root) than the note containing the link.
If so, then if you made a link in a note that was in a 2nd subfolder it would be
[[../../s 216 seeming necessitation]]
Yep, “new link” format is “relative path to file.” And yes, if I understand, the linked file is in the root, the note containing the link is in an immediate subfolder of the root.
What would this link look like if I changed the link format to “absolute path to file”? Is there any reason to change the new link format?
My vault has five immediate subfolders. I would like to have just four. But a lot would be lost if I converted the notes of one folder to content of a single file.
Try it and find out — it only affects new links.
Thanks. Often the best answer. At least to some of my questions.
But no way to change existing links?
Not built in. Maybe there’s a plugin. If not, You’d have to do search-replace (or just change them as you encounter them).
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