Sudden electricity blackout can cause opened Obsidian tabs(Notes) corrupted

Steps to reproduce

Sudden electricity black out while editing your Obsidian notes.

Expected result

The content should be saved and not corrupted(For some reason It becomes corrupted… What).

Actual result

The tabs that you are editing becomes corrupted and It’s content becomes NULL or completely unreadable content and of course It’s original content cannot be recovered(Maybe).


  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v1.0.3
    Installer version: v1.0.3
    Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 10.0.19044
    Login status: not logged in
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: dark
    Community theme: Dark Moss
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Restricted mode: on

Custom theme and snippets: for cosmetic issues, please first try updating your theme and disabling your snippets. If still not fixed, please try to make the issue happen in the Sandbox Vault or disable community theme and snippets.

We cannot do miracles if there is a power outage. You can try the file recovery plugin and see if you can recover an older version.
You should also have your own backups.

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