Stuck on Loading cache

My obsidian application on linux (ubuntu 22.04) is always stuck at “loading cache…”

Things I have tried

I tried to remove the directory ~/.config/obsidian/Cache but it didnt work.

Do you have an idea to fix it without losing my notes ?

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I have not used obsidian on Linux - but could it be permissions issue (change in permissions)

Did you find a solution? I’m having this issue, too, on Mac.

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Not sure if you have found a solution yet. I had the same problem after being a little bit too wild with moving things around. Obsidian was installed through flatpak. Flatpak keeps around cache files even if you uninstall Obsidian. Therefore, just uninstall obsidian then delete the cache and config files that flatpak creates for obsidian. Success looks like the reinstalled obsidian asking to open a fresh vault. When I say delete things this does not mean delete the markdown files that are part of the vault, these are the files you want to keep!

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I’ve been noticing this issue as well. The app takes a longer time to start up. I hate having to constantly troubleshoot Obsidian, I wish the app would just work the way it’s supposed to. Using Mac and Obsidian sync.

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Same issue

Same issue as well. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling Obsidian but the issue persisted… Any recommendations?

same 'o…
Followed this thread and activated Debug startup time.
I found 2 plugins, which I had deactivated already but stil they seem to slow down statup dramatically:


After deleting them, loading was MUCH faster …

at first… but once I restartet Obsidian again, loading took way over 10 minutes again. Normally It’s finished after 2 min.

They whole bootup time is much longr than displayed in the analysis. Like many others posted already, loading the cache is taking really long. Its about 95% of the whole startup time.
I also see a reaindexing task ever time I open obsidian again.

This behaviour is quite new and it wasn´t that way 1 day ago. I gues it´s connected to an update or so. I´m also on the latest release 1.0.3 and Obsidian is running on an up-to-date windows 11 64bit (not arm64).

Same here. Not sure what’s gone wrong

Yes, I’m getting this too on Windows 10.

Are you using Obsidian Sync? The notes are indexing every time I open Obsidian on Mac or iOS. I don’t have many notes (under 1000) but the app takes a long time to open.

Yes, I’m using Obsidian sync. Can that be causing it. I did find though that some plugins also seem to be playing a role. The app opened fine in restricted mode.