Some users have reported getting the following error message in DbVisualizer on Linux, for example while browsing the file system using the File->Open dialog.

java.nio.file.InvalidPathException: Malformed input or input contains unmappable characters: ...

This problem occurs due to characters in file or directory names not being supported by the current locale used by the operating system.


Change operating system locale to a compatible one, for example en_US.UTF-8 if available.

More details about locales, and how to update them can be found here: