Where is the best place to store embedded PDFs in the zettelkasten method

I have a folder where I store a number of attachments such as PDFs and images. If I have a file whose only purpose is to contain an embed of one of those PDFs that I can link to from elsewhere in order to view the document quickly, whereabouts would you store that file? The PDF is a formal research document. My guess would be that it is a Literature Note even though it is a source document rather than my personal musings on the content of the paper. I guess that providing I am consistent with this approach it doesn’t really matter that much but was wondering what the recommended approach is if there is one or what solutions you use.

I just use one folder to store all of my attachments. This may seem disorganized, but with the power of internal linking in Obsidian I have no concern about them all being dumped there. I run with the assumption that I will be able to find every file I need in that folder based on links or the search features in Obsidian.

There are many other ideas of how you could use more folders for organization. However, I recommend aligning with @nickmilo approach that says to minimize folders and rely on links. That is the approach I use for my vault.

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Thanks, I only have one folder for attachments in order to keep searches simple…but I think you didn’t quite understand the question. It was about where should a file that contains the attachment as an embed be stored if following the Fleeting/Literature/Permanent notes model as it doesn’t quite match the definitions of any of them. I assume the closest is to store it as a Literature Note.

Just to be sure (maybe I misunderstood your purpose): why do you need such a file - given that you can also link directly to any pdf? :thinking: