Samba | File Names | Umlaut Characters with strange encodings

Problem: You have a lot of files with strange encoded names like: Your filesystem, transfered from older samba servers, contains files with windows-1252 encoded characters ibn their names, who won’t be displayed by samba. Solution: Use the magic convmv tool: # convmv –notest -r -f windows-1252 -t utf-8 /path/to/your/data Thank you, Bjoern JACKE!