My first guess on this is that the "code pages" used to translate character numbers into their graphic representation (65 = 'A') are not the same between your mac and windows computers.
Just out of curiosity, using Finder and Explorer, do the file names look correct when browsing the file system?
(If yes, then this isolates the problem to Lightroom and/or the SQLite database system.)
I have the same question as ManiacJoe. If you use File Explorer do the file names look correct?
Also where exactly are these image file, on what type of drive, internal or external and if external how is that drive formatted.
If copied over from the internal drive of the Mac to the internal drive of your Windows system how did you do that?
Thank you for your reply!
When I look at my files through Explorer they are all fine.
So, this would lead to the assumption that it's a Lightroom issue?
Again, thanks for taking on this really odd and weird problem.
Thank you for chiming in! =)
I didn't copy them over, as I just have them all on an external harddrive! =)
I think this is a Path problem. Mac addresses drives with Drive Names, DriveName/FolderName. Windows addresses drives by Drive Letters, C:\, D:\ and so on, then the Folder Name.
I think you need to do the Find Missing Folders steps to point LR to the Drive Letter and Folder Name that Windows is using for that external drive. Right now LR is looking for a Drive Name not a Letter.
For the fun of it, I dropped your "bad" string into translate.google.com. It did not know what to do with it. When I removed what appeared to be extra spaces, the translate engine still did not like it, but the suggestion box at the bottom now had the "good" Korean.
This leads me to believe that this is definitely a character translation problem.
Not sure if this is a problem at the Lightroom level or further down at the SQLite database.
I would recommend reporting this problem at
Feel free to include my notes from this thread.
Thank you so much for helping me out here. Really appreciate the support.
Apologies for my late reply. Work forced me to build up my library from ground up. Delete all files from library, keep folder structures, adjust the names and the reimport.
Yes, I do think it is a character translation problem as I have encountered similar problems using other non adobe softwares.
Well, for now at least I can keep working.
Thanks again for all the suggestions and help!
Happy New Year!