DrDaveCF wrote:Please understand I am not a programmer.
And you should understand, that this board can't give support for all problems of all webapplications all over the world. Your problem is a problem just a programmer can solve.
The first thing you should find out is, if drupal can handle filenames with Umlauts.
After that you should find out
- how to configure drupal to do so or
- how to prevent people from upload files with Umlauts in drupal
However, this is really really webapplication specific. So maybe your question is better asked in a drupal related board
DrDaveCF wrote:I still am confused as to why this was fine on the live Godaddy site but when backed up to a test site run with Xampp there is a problem.
I am confused too about that. But i can't solve this problem, sorry. I can't see what you see. I can't know all you know about your site. I don't sit in front of your computer.