Templates plugin no longer recognizes the root directory of an Obsidian vault as a "Template folder location"

After updating to Obsidian v1.4.5, the Templates plugin has stopped to recognize the root directory of a vault as a valid template folder location.

Steps to reproduce

  1. Open settings.
  2. Go to “Templates” under “Core plugins”.
  3. Set “Template folder location” to “/”.

  1. Close settings.
  2. Open any note.
  3. Select the “Templates: Insert template” command from the Command palette.

Expected result

For a proper template selection window to appear.

Actual result

An error message “Failed to list templates. Template folder is invalid.”



	Obsidian version: v1.4.5
	Installer version: v1.3.4
	Operating system: Windows 10 Home 10.0.19045
	Login status: logged in
	Catalyst license: none
	Insider build toggle: off
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: dark
	Community theme: none
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Restricted mode: on


That’s correct. You have to pick another folder for storing your templates.

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