When importing local user assets to a development server with sftp (including a database import), some of the assets are missing (it gives the impression to be random). Even after updated the indexes.

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When I try to access them directly in the browser, I get a Page not Found, but they are well present on the server, within the same folder/name.

How It is possible ?

  • Maybe you were on a case insensitive file system and you imported to a case sensitive file system?
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 17:19

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I found out that, somehow, the files and the foldernames containing special characters where not well handled (In my case, a lot of é and è).

Removing the special characters, and adding 'convertFilenamesToAscii' => true to the general.php config file for future edition / creation / upload resolved this issue for me.

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