Filename corruption

Hi there.

Ive had a problem whereby the filenames for information already stored on my device have suddenly become jibberish. 

i.e. an appropriately named file “tedsstory.pdf” has now become P352R67-.pdf. This has only happened to filenames, not folders.

Anyone able to lend a hand please?


That’s called “File Name Mangling.”   Really.  It is.  :)

Most often that seems to be happening when you’ve saved a file using a Mac (connected via Apple Filing Protocol [afp]) and then trying to access them via a PC connected via Samba (smb.)

It happens when a file name which is legal in AFP is not legal in SMB; though I don’t see anything at all weird about the name tedsstory.pdf.

Does any of that description fit your circumstances?