Unable to drag and drop ".webarchive" file format

Steps to reproduce

In Safari, save a webpage as a “Web Archive” format.

Locate document in Finder. Drag and drop the .webarchive file into Obsidian (including the sandbox vault). Nothing happens. Even when the “Detect all file extensions” toggle is turned on.

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Expected result

I expect to see the file added to the document in the same way that other files do(pdfs, org files, excel spreadsheets… etc.)

Actual result

Nothing happens. The cursor blinks but the file doesn’t get added to the vault and there is no change in the markdown.


Obsidian version: v1.5.11
Installer version: v1.5.11
Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 23.3.0: Wed Dec 20 21:30:27 PST 2023; root:xnu-10002.81.5~7/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 23.3.0
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: supporter
Insider build toggle: on
Live preview: on
Base theme: adapt to system
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


Additional information

What is the complete filename?

OMG. I’m sorry to waste your time. The filename had slashes in it and when I changed it to “test.webarchive” it worked without any problems.

Edit: I feel silly for not realizing it was the filename, but I guess I would suggest an error message so that someone would know that’s why it wasn’t being added when trying to drag and drop?

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