WIN 10: Error Report Title: ENOENT and Error: File system operation time out

Steps to reproduce

  1. Create a new file → ENOENT error.
  2. Uninstall Obsidian.
  3. Download the latest version from the official website.
  4. Install Obsidian.
  5. Create a vault in Documents.
  6. Name the vault.
  7. Create → Error: File system operation time out.

Did you follow the troubleshooting guide? [Y]

Expected result

  1. Create a new file → File created (no title)
  2. Create a new vault on my computer → Vault created

Actual result

  1. ENOENT error: The file is not located in the directory
  2. Error: file system operation time out


  1. Windows 10

Additional information

ENOENT: I was trying to create a new file, and it stated that it was not found in the directory, so I opted to uninstall and reinstall the program using the installer from the website. Now, every time I try to create a vault on my computer, I encounter the error: file system operation time out.

Obsidian Version: 1.4.13
Installer Version: Obsidian Installer v1.4.13.exe
Community Theme: No community themes installed
Community Plugins: No community plugins installed


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I installed the previous version, and it works without any issues; there is no error at any point.

I can consistently reproduce this error.

Where is vault stored? Are you using cloud services?

Does the sandbox vault work? Does obsidian work if you create your vault somewhere else.

It’s stored on my hard drive, it’s not associated with a cloud account. I used the sandbox vault version, and everything is working correctly.

What is the path to the root of your vault?

C:\Users\cesar\Documents\cesar pc

Perhaps something in one of these discussions will help: Search results for 'ENOENT' - Obsidian Forum

I already searched in the forums and tried, but it doesn’t work. The strange thing is that I had to install version 1.3.5, then it updated to 1.4.13, and it works. But the same program is forcing me to download the 1.4.13 installer; I don’t know what to do.

What program is forcing you to download the newer installer?

Whatever it is, it’s probably doing it because 1.4.13 was a security update. Obsidian 1.4.13 Desktop (Public) - Obsidian

How can you vault root be

If the error message says

I suggest you set the vault root as subdirectory of Documents and again make sure you don’t have onedrive active on it.

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