My father bought a new computer and is trying to restore from a time machine backup of the old computer on an external drive. I am helping him using a remote screen view by skype.
On the external TM drive there is a standard looking Backups.backupdb folder, with a large number of dated backups below it. Meaning (saying from memory, because I do not have easy access to the machine) something like approximately:
/Volumes/TM/Backups.backupdb/Dad's Mac/2018-07-03-214530/Macintosh HD/Users/simone /Volumes/TM/Backups.backupdb/Dad's Mac/2018-07-02-010500/Macintosh HD/Users/simone etc.
However, when navigating to the user's actual folder (using the Finder), all of the filenames are unrecognizable and have weird characters.
What would casuse this?
Since the overall folder structure is reasonable, my first thought is that the data is maybe ok but this is some sort of locale or character encoding mismatch between the old and new computers?