Strange filenames when using SMB (not UPnP)

When I use SMB some files have strange filenames (OKBLOB~3) etc. But when using UPnP, they have the correct filename. Thus I’d use UPnP, but it doesn’t support the Library feature.

Any suggestions for the strange filename issue?

Cheers

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Welcome to the forum!

This can happen with SMB shares if you are using certain special characters in your filenames.

These characters include: / ? < > \ : * | "

A bit more info can be found here.

Oh of course, that makes sense. Thanks for your reply :slight_smile: I’ll look into renaming them ??

Just to update on the fix that worked for me on Synology Diskstation, so the instructions only apply there:

The fix for me (on Synology) was to edit /etc/samba/smb.conf to add the mangled names=no, and then restart the Samba client using sudo /sbin/restart smbd

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