posted by Thomas Jachmann , updated 2 months ago , 27
Since upgrading to Build 2157, the Sidebar displays symlinked folders in a strange way:

The source folder appears to be empty, the first symlinked (target) folder contains all the files and all other symlinked (target) folders pointing to the same source folder appear to be empty as well.

It is nice, that files in symlinked folders aren't visible in file search an in "Goto File" to avoid duplicates. But why only display them in the first of the symlinked folders?

I'd like to see the symlinked folders/files in the sidebar (even better: display a marker on the folder/file symlinks), but only see the original files in "Goto File" and also only search the original files when finding in files to avoid duplicate occurences of the same code in the search results.

BTW: Directly symlinked files currently appear in all locations, you also find both occurences in "Goto File".
This seems to be partially fixed in build 2158. All the files are displayed in the sidebar again, in all folders - original and symlinked folders.

Still, I'd like to see something like only seeing the original files in "Goto File" and "Find in Files" to avoid duplicate search results and also, some marker on symlinks in the sidebar would be nice.
Today (build 2164) the files show up in the last of the symlinked folders. This seems to behave a bit capriciously.
Build 2181 doesn't have this behaviour and symlinked folders are not showing files in the sidebar. The folder open/close arrow shows fine, but no files.
In OS X Lion (at least) it's the opposite. The files are shown in the symlink but not in the actual directory...
I think this depends on the ordering of the folders, meaning on which folder (original or symlinked) is displayed first in the tree.
+1. This is kinda a showstopper for me. I agree with Thomas that the symlinked directories should at least be indicated in the project sidebar (possibly just that and not showing any files in it). Also the Goto Anything shouldn't show you the files in symlinked directories.

Looking forward on seeing the fix. Can I somehow subscribe to this in order to find out when it actually is fixed? 

This is very confusing and a bit of a showstopper, sice I use lots of symlinked folders and files in my project.
Agreed on this. All files should be shown in all subfolders (and the difference between a symlink folder and a normal one should probably be shown via color or different icon). 
It's still exists and it's VERY frustating: I can't see symlinked directories in sidebar (through samba sharing.)
Sublime becomes almost useless if you have a symlink-heavy system... :(

I am getting very sporadic behavior with this.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  My current theory is if you create a symlink while Sublime Text 2 is open, it will not work.  Restarting the program after the symlinks are in place seems to resolve the issue.


Build 2217 is still having problems with symlinked folders. The folders themselves appear in the list but the files inside the folders are inaccessible. Bummer


ack I just ran into this. really concerning as a lot of my team members use sublime. help would be greatly appreciated!

same problem here.. please fix this

I've been having this problem ever since I installed Sublime, it's pretty annoying, will this be fixed in Sublime 3?

I have the same problem, hope it will be fixed once cause it's very annoying.

Same problem in OS X Mountain Lion & Mavericks


Still same problem. Sublime 3 build 3047, Mac OS X 10.7.5.

Thanks for disregard for Sublime developers...


I can confirm this issue still exists on ST build 3047 (on OSX 10.8.4).


Symlinked content still appears in directory tree even when I've deleted it.

Sublime build 3047

Mac OS 10.8.4

No symlinks show up in project folders for me either.  Version 2.0.2 Build 2221

OSX 10.9


Same issue here. I was just explaining a Symfony projects directory structure to a new team member and lo and behold my entire public folder (which is symlinked) appeared empty. Confused the hell out of both of us. Then I pop open the terminal or finder and of course those files are where they should be. This is a pretty serious bug.

Any action on this in either Sublime2 or 3? 


Symlinked content not displaying correctly for me either,

Mac OS 10.8.5

Sublime Build 3047

Would love to have a fix for this!  Thanks for all the great work on this app to date!

This problem seems fixed in sublime text 3
I do not agree, I've updated to ST3 build 3059 and still have this problem. Running Ubuntu 13.10 64bit.
Fair enough.  i'm on Mac OS X 10.8.5
OSX 10.9.1, I can confirm this problem still occurs with ST3 build 3059. Symlink shows the content of the directory, while symlink target appears empty in sidebar.
I have the same problem with Windows 7 / ST3 3059
Sidebar files or files in the folder doesn't show :(