Filenames on network share different from actual file names Qnap

Problem :
The filename you see in ftp and filemanager in Qnap is correct. But a strange name (often with ~) is shown for this file when you access your network share.  See the below screen shot

Solution :

This happens because Samba is serving shortfile name in 8.3 format to you . SAMBA is used to make a linux share look like a windows share.  However for some files ( where the filename has a special character), samba may show the filename as conventional 8 char long.

To solve this you have to enable “Only allows applications to access files using the long file format”.

 

  • Go to “Control Panel” > “Privilege” > “Shared Folders”.
  • Click on the shared folder which has this problem
  • Click on “Edit Properties”, the button that has a pencil on it
  • Enable “Only allows applications to access files using the long file format”.
  • Click “ok”

After this , the applications will have access to the full long file format

 

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