So i just found out a bug that goes as old as from last year. When you mkdir to rclone folder either with or without cache in google drive if the name of the folder ends with a dot(.) or space ( ) it will be shown incorrectly in many many apps.
Looks ok right? Yes. But only in this terminal and in google drive app. In other app such as plex web, plex server, mounted via samba v1, v2, nt such as in solid explorer, the folder name became garbage. See pictures.
So i found out as early as November or December last year version of rclone has this bug because the folder that i did ‘rclone move’ all had the same problem.
If we remove the dot or space from the last part then all app such as plex will be able to see the correct name. Annoying because i have to manually rename lots of folders of movies and tv shows from last year.
Do not end a file or directory name with a space or a period. Although the underlying file system may support such names, the Windows shell and user interface does not. However, it is acceptable to specify a period as the first character of a name. For example, “.temp”.
Those file names are fine in Linux/macOS.
I think the funny names you see are some part of Windows masking those illegal file names.
Are you running rclone mount on windows? In that case rclone could remap the dodgy file names somehow… Or maybe there could be a flag to remap the file names…