How do I resolve UTF-8 filename conflicts?

Every time I try to sync my music library I receive the error on a few files “normalizing path: item has UTF8 encoding conflict with another item”.

I’m trying to sync from Windows 11 to Android.

The titles are all containing special characters, for example: 06 xXXi_wud_nvrstøp_ÜXXx.opus

I don’t know why these characters are causing conflicts, these files originally came from all sorts of systems that could have been using conflicting formatting at some point.

How should I go about fixing the filenames so that this conflict stops happening?

Just to be clear, if you look in the directory, you don’t have two files apparently both called xXXi_wud_nvrstøp_ÜXXx.opus? If so, I suspect this is probably a bug caused by unexpected (from your side) behaviour of the filesystem. On which device do you get the errors?

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I’m glad you asked! I didn’t realize there was indeed duplicates in my folder.

I’m using a custom python script to manually move some files around, so it must have some encoding issue that is causing duplicates for some obscure symbols.

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Right. Then things are working as expected and everything should be fine if you remove one of each pair and let Syncthing do its thing.

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