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Multi Vault

Multi vault lets you create multiple vaults for a given workspace. Each vault is a folder that can contain any number of hierarchies.

Use Cases

  • for sensitive notes, multi-vault enables local only vaults vs vaults that can are synced on file sharing services like dropbox
  • for modularizing knowledge, multi-vault enables users to mix and match existing vaults depending on context
  • for federating and curating knowledge, multi-vault enables users to publish/subscribe to public vaults using protocols like git
  • for access control, multi-vault lets users configure specific vaults to be private which turns off publication and sharing of any notes inside said vault


Documentation for lookup is still being written. For up to date docs, see the multi vault project page.



Vault Add

  • shortcuts: none

Add a new vault

When you add a vault, you can choose between adding a local vault or a remote vault.

Vault Remove

  • shortcuts: none

Remove a vault

Remove a vault from your workspace. Note that the underlying files wil not be deleted - the vault will lose its association with your workspace.


Lookup supports multiple vaults. When using lookup to find a note, each search result is labeled with which vault it belongs to.

When creating a note in lookup, the currently opened note's vault is used as the vault for the new note.

Specify Vault Location when Creating a Note

With this set, you can pick the vault for new notes.

To enable, add lookupConfirmVaultOnCreate: true in the dendron configuration. Instructions to do so below.

  1. Dendron: Configure (yaml)

  2. add lookupConfirmVaultOnCreate: true so your configuration looks like the following:
version: 0
lookupConfirmVaultOnCreate: true


You can publish from a multi-vault enabled workspace if you are using dendron-11ty to publish.

We have added a new configuration, duplicateNoteBehavior, which controls how Dendron handles duplicate notes across multiple vaults.

Note References

Note references are vault specific. When you make a reference, Dendron will include the note from the same note.