I am new to VimWiki.

I am currently taking my class notes with VimWiki, and love the organization it provides.However I want to link my SQL & c code from class to one of my classes index's, but whenever I try to link it with


It just comes out as


I also tried


and it did not work in the context of being unable to open with VIM, by HTML hyperlink path showed


Is there a way I can make it link to the correct file type, and through vim be able to open that file

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    Well, I don’t know the answer, but I feel vindicated that my personal wiki code just uses gf and permits any kind of file.
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Commented Feb 3, 2023 at 17:23

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but whenever I try to link it with [[FileName.FileType]] It just comes out as [[FileName.FileType.wiki]]

Vimwiki use the wiki syntax [[name]] to handle wiki files (with extension .wiki) in your wiki space (by default ~/vimwiki, so this example will look for the file ~/vimwiki/name.wiki that's all.)

Maybe there's a way to derogate that rule, I dunno (I never had that need.) But Vimwiki also supports markdown syntax, and that's what I use for external (and non-wiki) files: [filename or description](path/to/FileName.FileExtension)

I also tried [[file:\FileName.FileType]]

Yes, you can also use wiki syntax for local resources/files with appropriate prefix. But still use forward slashes, even on Windows filesystem: [[file:path/to/FileName.FileExtension]] or [[local:path/to/FileName.FileExtension]] is perhaps what you were looking for.

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