This is a demo vault

Steps to reproduce

When I close and open the app

Expected result

I don’t get prompted

Actual result

I get this message:
“This is a demo vault.
Changes you make in this vault will be lost.”


  • Operating system: Mac OS
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v0.13.31
    Installer version: v0.11.0
    Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 21.3.0: Wed Jan 5 21:37:58 PST 2022; root:xnu-8019.80.24~20/RELEASE_X86_64 21.3.0
    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
    Safe mode: on



my vault is at “/Users/franabenza/Library/Application Support/obsidian/Obsidian Help”
I started using obsidian from a Vault that seemed to be for Obsidian itself. Is this the reason? where can I toggle demo?

You should not use the help vault. The help vault is for documentation purposes and is overwritten frequently. Create you own vault and use that.


Click the First Icon. Create you own vault and use that.

Will I loose the animation of my notes being created?

I don’t know of which animation you are talking about. I suggest you make a backup of whatever you have right now and then create a new vault and transfer you stuff there.

You are running the risk of obliteration.

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