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    Any Nero buffs in the House?

    I have burnt a batch of single & multi session CDs in Nero 5.5.9.14 and noticed that every file name has been saved in uppercase and names truncated in some cases.

    Is there a way to prevent the all uppercase name saving? All my files are screaming at me and many HTMLs are now inoperable as a result of this. Has anyone else experienced this in Nero and know of a way to maintain the filename case & integrity??

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    Re: Any Nero buffs in the House?

    Little confused with what you mean by "buff" Bruce. But try this:

    CD Archiving Instructions
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    Also want to give you these links from the Nero Site to an alphabetical index that answers a long list of questions that I missed on the site until now:

    Nero Help Index Hyperlinked Questions and Answers


    Hyperlinked Guide to Nero Help System in General


    If the first didn't do it for you, try these:
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    Nero Only Lets me do upper case

    Giving Nero Burns Upper or Lower Case Name

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    Re: Any Nero buffs in the House?

    Thank you for the linkis, but I have been to Nero and there are no published issues of casing and the other links only address the labeling rather than the file names burned to the CD.

    Do any loungers use Nero CD Burning ROM version 5.x? If so, have your files saved as they originally existed and what Nero settings were used?

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    Re: Any Nero buffs in the House?

    Bruce, I don't think you're running into a Nero problem per se - it's a limitation of the ISO file format used on CDs. One of the "features" of the ISO 9660 standard (at least, at level 1 of conformance) is that the filenames can only contain uppercase letters, digits and the underscore, and that the filename length is limited to eight characters for the name and three characters for the extension. Subdirectories can only use eight characters, and there is a limit to the depth of the subdirectory tree (8).

    You can try using the UDF (or better yet) Joliet formats to work around this. Joliet supports long file names, and UDF supports packet writing, which is nice when you want to make a multi-session CD and add data later. You can also relax the ISO options in Nero, which should allow you to step outside of those boundaries - the rarely heard term for this is the "Rock Ridge extensions" borne of the Linux/UInix world, to facilitate longer file names and case sensitivity.

    Might be worth your while to drop Ahead Software a note and let them know that this could be more clearly spelled out in the documentation.

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    Re: Any Nero buffs in the House?

    That is what is unclear - the documentation.

    I have CDs that burned my files and kept my filenames intact, but on other CDs have had filenames oddly truncated and in all uppercase, no matter how deep the sub-directories were. I am sure it must be my settings on the 'Write' tab and as I said before have burnt them without filenames changing. I just don't know which settings I chose and rather not experiment if I don't have to as I already have a nice collection of coasters <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> It must be the right combination of level 1/level 2, Joliet, UDF, DOS, & ASCII choices on that tab that make the difference.

    I have dropped Nero a note about the documention. You can always tell a German....just not very much <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    To those using Nero....how are your filenames turning out?

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    Re: Any Nero buffs in the House?

    As a confirmed Nero user, Bruce...my filenames turn out just fine. Using Joliet, that is. I burn ISOs when case isn't important because of its near-guaranteed compatibility; special steps are necessary to make them work with my Redhat box, because all Unix based systems treat EVERYTHING as case sensitive. So Joliet is only a concern when I want it to look pretty - but I can almost guarantee that my needs/uses are different than your own! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
    -Mark

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