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DVD Shrink error "please enter a valid iso file name" PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by esdjc, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. esdjc

    esdjc Member

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    after i select my target image file and hit ok, i get a error message saying "please enter a valid iso file name" i burn every dvd the same way and twice now i have gotten this message and its driving me crazy. Please help
     
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    At least you got that far, I can't even use an ISO file in decryptor. Says invalid file or error on navigation!!! ~insert pulling hair out~..

    Sorry I haven't any valid info for you on this one. I hope someone posts because I am highly frustrated!

    G.
     
  3. 300bowler

    300bowler Regular member

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    You can try creating a folder instead of an ISO file.
    see if that helps

     
  4. esdjc

    esdjc Member

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    im pretty sure i do that now
     
  5. gamillah

    gamillah Member

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    I will give it a try, BTW i like your homer simpson! That is EXACTLY what I feel like! LOL

    I thought maybe my ISO was bad and was hoping DVD X Rescue could fix it and create the video_ts folder for me. By extracting it. I am probably using all the wrong terms but I am a newbie!

    Thx.
     
  6. attar

    attar Senior member

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    I know that if you leave out the .iso from the name you get the error message, but if you browse to the location where you want to save it, Shrink will accept the name and put the .iso on the end for you.


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  7. Mez

    Mez Active member

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    If you use the file folder method you can't be using the ISO method and you would not be getting the message. However, I suspect attar has got it right. The error stated Shrink (more correctly your operating system) it did not like the name so give it a better name. Some disks don't have readable names so you have to name it something. You can name it X if you like.
     
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    ATTAR Has the answer.
     
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    Old thread, but since these forums are a good resource, for problems, I thought I'd leave some help on record. I have this problem sometimes, and it's usually because I'm in too much of a hurry, and don't pay enough attention. First, the basic rules. You can't use certain things in a name. I quote from excellent source, MR. BASS: "Volume Label: shows only in windows explorer. 32 characters maximum. Only ABC123 and _ allowed." In other words, no spaces, (only underlines) no special characters, CAPS only, and no more than 32. That's Windows, I guess.

    It usually has to do with the file name on the last tab matching exactly the name where you're sending it, on the first tab. Be sure you didn't just mis-type something, first. Next be sure that you're saving it to exactly where you think you did. I back up to separate hard drives, and since the folder location (first tab) seems to remember better than I do where I was messing around last time, 80% of the time I found that I got the right folder name but on the wrong drive, or something in the location is off. Check every bit of the path, y'know, like C:\Documents and Settings\etc, and make sure that you're in the right place, and that the place where you said to save is actually there and available. Otherwise, the program is actually objecting because you're sending it somewhere that doesn't exist. And I just did it again- sent it to drive E when I'm supposed to be in drive C- which is what I'm doing here, in the first place. No matter what the problem ends up being, it always leaves me mumbling to myself something like, "what a dummy...."
     
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