Working on macOS and presenting in windows

Things I have tried

What I’m trying to do

I have a simple question.

If I copy my vault from a Mac in a external disk readable by windows and install Obsidian in the Windows machine and then open the vault in the external disk… everything should work, no?

Yes. Except if you have any absolute links to files on your system. In general, it should just work.

Hi rigmarole,

Just another question

What you call “absolute links” are links without the full path?

No - exactly the opposite: absolute links are links including the full (=absolute) path. As the path and folder structure differs between MAC and Windows, you won’t be able to open those links.

Thus, if you have links to pdfs or whatever,

  1. keep those files in your vault and
  2. link them with relative links (you can define obsidian’s linking behavior in the settings).

As long as you stay completely within your vault folder structure, you can work with your vault independent of the surrounding OS.

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Thanks a lot!