Get Folder Contents returning erroneous characters

I am receiving non-file name characters when I use Get Folders action and request the file names be added to a list. This behavior comes and goes and I have not been able to figure it out. Here is the context.

Here is the contents of the list that is supposed to have 9 file names. Note, the list only contains 1 entry and not the 9, and “.DS_Store” is not in any of the file names.

I have spent days trying to find the answer and trying different approaches to fix it. I would really appreciate any help you can provide.

Thank you

It no longer comes and goes, it always puts “.DS_Store” in the path and does not pick up the other file paths in the folder.

Please help.

SOLVED. I am running Windows on a Mac and that .DS_Store file is used by Mac, but interferes with Windows.