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File identifiers

There are multiple ways to identify a file:


Make sure your values are properly encoded

File path

  • Key: filepath
  • Value: Relative path to the vault
  • Example: hobbies/ / hobbies/soccer
  • Note: You can omit the file extension .md.

File name

  • Key: filename
  • Value: Only the name of the file without the actual path
  • Example: soccer /
  • Note: You can omit the file extension .md. It prefers just the file name, like when linking via [[fileName]], causing aliases to be supported.

Daily note

  • Key: daily
  • Value: true
  • Example: daily=true
  • Note: To use the current daily note simply set the key to true. If it doesn't exist already, it will be created.

Key in frontmatter

  • Key: uid
  • Example: uid=d43f7a17-058c-4aea-b8dc-515ea646825a
  • Use case: Some users prefer navigating to specific notes per UUID instead of the file path to be able to rename these files, but to keep the link still working.
  • Note: By enabling that option in the setting, every generated command with the filepath parameter is replaced with the uid parameter. The uid is either read from the frontmatter or generated and then written to the frontmatter.

Navigation with uid is always supported and doesn't need the setting to be enabled.


By specifying uid and filepath it creates a new file, if no file with uid exists, at filepath and writes uid to the frontmatter.


1) obsidian://advanced-uri?&filepath=Inbox This will open a note "Inbox" in your Obsidian vault even if there is no Inbox note present in your vault.

2) obsidian://advanced-uri?daily=true&heading=Inbox This will open your daily note and place the cursor under Inbox heading if there is one. Sample image: image

3) Suppose you have a note called Inbox which has an alias "Brain Dumps". Now comes the use case for the filename parameter. Use this command obsidian://advanced-uri?filename=Brain%20Dumps Example : image