How to handle this error?: path/disallowed_name

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

"Failed to copy: upload failed: batch upload failed: path/disallowed_name"

Example of name of file that failed:
Master Delirium Spread sheet2-3DCAM_20190404_EKv5.xlsx

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

rclone v1.56.0-beta.5394.d16702566.fix-dropbox-batch-sync

  • os/version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 6.1.7601.24544 (x86_64)
  • os/type: windows
  • os/arch: 386
  • go/version: go1.16.3
  • go/linking: dynamic
  • go/tags: cmount

Are you on the latest version of rclone? You can validate by checking the version listed here: Rclone downloads
--> [no, the latest version is Release v1.57.0, but I am on version v1.56

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


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

rclone --dropbox-batch-mode sync copy M:/Projects/Not_In_Use/MoveFromMAD3_1 remote:WestoverLab/NotInUseFromMAD3/MoveFromMAD3_1

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

not sure what you are asking for here

A log from the command with the -vv flag

not sure what you are asking for here

You'd fix the file name before uploading it:

Dropbox (

You can see the limitations for Dropbox by following that link.

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