Most of my data files and folders names are more than 100 Characters (Some up to 170 characters ) in length since Windows allows up to 255 Characters long file names.
Problem is now I can’t burn these files with Nero because they have long file names. There are literally thousands of files that I have named of more than 100 characters long and I can not change them now.
Also I would like to continue naming my files with long file names because that way I can spot the exact information I am looking for very easily.
i can sympathize, i'm in the same situation myself.
Nero 5.5: very simply, NO!
as for UDF, many prorgrams will let you burn a CD in UDF buth then you run into various compatiblity issues. basically, you might not be able to read the data off the CD in all computers. problematic. i would prefer not to go that way.
Nero 6, supposedly has support for long filenames (not sure how long), although it might be a bit buggy just now. read this topic:
CD Mate has support for the Romeo filesystem (as opposed to Juliet), up to 128 char filenames.
Stomp/Sonic (??) RecordNow has support for longer filenames, i think in some cases up to 212. Sony CD Extreme as above. both are based on the Prassi burning engine.
Sony CD Extreme: Joliet - filenames up to 106 chars, ISO level 2 Long - up to 212 chars.
burnatonce ( www.burnatonce.com
) also has support for long filenames.
Long Joliet - up to 103 chars.
ISO9660:1999 - up to 207 chars.
if you want i can give links on how to get Sony CD Extreme off the web.
my experience with Sony CD Extreme hasn't been very good (problems recoginizing new drives).
burtatonce seems great, and it's free for non-commercial use. recommended!
as for me, my solution is to create a big zip or rar archive of all the data files and burn it. not always convenient but it works.
MyDocuments140803.zip with LOTS of files with LONG names inside.