Appearance of ASCII character chages while uploading dropbox

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I have a setup where I have mounted Mac/linux machine on windows. So my data source lies in mac which contains special character (?,>,:,<) in file name. I am trying to copy this data to my dropbox account where filenames contain special character. Special character in filename in dropbox looks different than it looks in mac/linux.

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

 rclone v1.58.1
- os/version: Microsoft Windows 11 Home 21H2 (64 bit)
- os/kernel: 10.0.22000.675 (aarch64)
- os/type: windows
- os/arch: arm64
- go/version: go1.17.9
- go/linking: static
- go/tags: none

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)


The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

rclone.exe copy \\Mac\Home\Downloads\testdata\test_0 dropbox1:/home/Documents

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

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Filename below is "?" it shown differently in dropbox

A log from the command with the -vv flag

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Here is a list of characters you can't have in dropbox file names - there aren't many of them.

However Windows has a much bigger list of characters it isn't allowed - see Local Filesystem

So I think what is happening is that the driver for the network file system is replacing the characters into something else. I don't think this is rclone.

What does (in a cmd window) this look like - do you see the funny characters?

dir \\Mac\Home\Downloads\testdata\test_0

You'd be better off copying this direct from the mac if you want to preserve these characters.

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