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Strange file names after upload

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:34 pm
by 46er
Just uploaded pictures, loaded fine but the file names are changed to characters, example; !º+(µãps·}=
Any idea?

Re: Strange file names after upload

PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:52 pm
by richo
Looks like some data corruption. It could be because a routine was interrupted before it could complete or a server was being updated. A number of things can cause this, most are temporary. Is it happening all the time?

Re: Strange file names after upload

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:25 am
by dw_thomas
(A weird thought on my part) Are we talking of the filename displayed as a title in the gallery after uploading or the filename one gets if one tries to download the image file from the gallery to their computer or other device?

(Not sure how I discovered this, but) In saving from the site, the filename can apparently be completely replaced by a cryptic string if the image is not downloaded at the original size. Even the original size gets a cryptic string followed by a period and then the uploaded filename. I assume (dangerous!) the cryptic string is some sort of index into the massive database of images.

Anyway, perhaps that is getting loose and showing up in places unintended. Within the past week or so I uploaded a gallery for Argus Day without incident.

For sure, there's always a new mystery it seems!