Zombie new Untitled folder displayed after collapsing other folder

Steps to reproduce

  1. In the File explorer Pane
  2. Expand any folder by clicking on arrow
  3. Click the New Folder button (new folder appears in file system)
  4. Click on Untitled folder expansion arrow (to stop renaming mode)
  5. Right-click on Untitled folder, select delete (folder disappears and is deleted from file system)
  6. Collapse any folder

Expected result

any folder collapses. End of story.

Actual result

Any folder collapses.
And the Untitled folder reappears in the File Explorer, but not in the file system as a Zombie Folder.
Need to restart Obsidian to make File Explorer represent the actual file system state.


  • Operating system: OSX 11.0.1
  • Obsidian version: 0.9.19

I can’t reproduce.
It’s possible we fixed this in 0.9.20
Can you post a screen recording?


I can’t reproduce on windows. Not sure if you have some custom css or third party plugin.

Turned off plugins, restarted, still happens on OSX 11.0.1 with 0.9.19.

this should be fixed in 0.9.20

It is. Thanks!