Failed Update, conflict of config files

I have a PC with Manjaro xfce on it, was mostly used for webbrowsing with no tweaks.
Was not used in a while and now while updating via

sudo pacman -Syu

I get in the end:

Fehler: Konnte den Vorgang nicht durchführen (In Konflikt stehende Dateien)
/etc/skel/.config/autostart/ existiert in 'manjaro-hello' und 'manjaro-xfce-minimal-settings'
manjaro-xfce-minimal-settings: /etc/skel/.config/autostart existiert im Dateisystem
Fehler sind aufgetreten, keine Pakete wurden aktualisiert.

roughly translated to:

error: could not complete (files in conflict)
/etc/skel/.config/autostart/ exist in 'manjaro-hello' and 'manjaro-xfce-minimal-settings'
manjaro-xfce-minimal-settings: /etc/skel/.config/autostart exist in filesystem
Errors happened, no packeges updated.

So I do not just want to delete one of the config files without actually knowing what is the problem .. any advice?

/etc/skel holds the standard/base (skeleton) files for a new user. Try

$ sudo pacman -Syu --overwrite /etc/skel/.config
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Sadly that did not work and I get the same error

You can try removing manjaro-hello beforehand (as it's the less important of your conflicting packages) and reinstalling afterwards (if you need/use it):

$ sudo pacman -Rns manjaro-hello
$ sudo pacman -Syu --overwrite `/etc/skel/.config/*`
$ sudo pacman -S manjaro-hello
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Thanks, that did the trick.
(but without the --overwrite as skel did not exist anymore without manjaro-hello)

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