You can add a period to the name of a vault, creating an undeletable folder

Steps to reproduce

  • Create a new vault
  • Name it anything, ending in a .
  • You’ve now got an uneditable, undeletable folder that saves nothing and isn’t recognized by the system.

Did you follow the troubleshooting guide? Yes. I can’t use the sandbox vault to try this bug, since it comes pre-named, but I uninstalled and reinstalled obsidian, made sure I had no theme, plugin (other than the core ones) and css snippets.

Expected result

The folder would be editable and would function as a vault.

Actual result

The folder isn’t seen by windows, is unable to be moved, edited or deleted, and obsidian can’t even open it a 2nd time.


Obsidian version: v1.5.8
Installer version: v1.5.8
Operating system: Windows 10 Home 10.0.22621
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: none
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Base theme: adapt to system
Community theme: none
Snippets enabled: 0
Restricted mode: on


Make obsidian not able to make folders with ‘.’'s at the end.
Make the naming of a new vault have a ping, like the naming of folders in a vault do.

(note, there’s been at least 2 other threads about this issue but they’re both locked, so I had to make a new one)