How to Replace Invalid Characters in Filenames

If you’re transferring files between two different operating systems or regions, you may run into problems with different character sets being enabled for each.

FileZilla/FileZilla Pro can check the names of files being downloaded for characters that are invalid on the local operating system and replace them with a valid character.

To configure this:

  1. In the main menu, click on Edit > Settings….
  2. Select Transfers from the menu on the left.
  3. Tick the Enable invalid character filtering checkbox.
  4. Enter a character to use when replacing invalid characters.
  5. Click on OK.