# Problems during archive initialization with Typora file changes

edited August 2021

I use Typora to edit some of my Markdown files, and it creates temporary files with the filename note~.md. The problem is that The Archive seems to load these files into its DB, so although they are not present anymore, I get super annoying "Problems during archive initialization, not a note: note~.md" messages.

Is there any setting that I can use to ignore these files, or at least prevent this error message from popping up?

Post edited by ctietze on

• I'll look into this. When the files are deleted again, The Archive should just forget about them, so the error you report is certainly not expected.

Author at Zettelkasten.de • https://christiantietze.de/

• Thank you, I appreciate it!

• This was a weird one because I thought these ~ files are used as backup, but they're created and then destroyed immediately, overwriting the actual destination. This is used to prevent data loss during save operations. I don't know why they don't use the macOS built-in standard save algorithm that does the same but without confusing other apps

The next cutting edge update ships with a couple of changes that should make this more bearable.

Author at Zettelkasten.de • https://christiantietze.de/

• That's awesome! I can suggest the macOS built-in standard save algorithm on their github issues. Thanks a bunch for looking into this so fast!

• v1.7.1 stops nagging after presenting the error once, so I fixed the constant annoyance. Future updates will include additional adjustments.

Author at Zettelkasten.de • https://christiantietze.de/