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Unable to restore from backup :(

Discussion in 'Nero discussion' started by GregB81, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. GregB81

    GregB81 Member

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    Hi all, I've had a look in the forums and can't find anything relevant to the problem I'm having. Having recently bought a new hard drive I backed up my music collection using Nero 6 Ultra Edition. I used the inbuilt backup program and remember being asked if I wanted the filenames shortened because they were too long for the disc. I'm sure that during this procedure the program told me that the filenames would be fully restored when I restored from the discs.
    Now, when I try to restore from the 18 DVD's, I can find the NBI file on the last disc no problem, but before the restore starts I get the following message on my screen:-

    "Some of the folders/files cannot be restored because they will have long folder/file paths on the target location. Possible cause:
    -The folder selected as restore target has long file path.
    -Backup was created on different operating system that had long name file support."

    The Restore then starts, but is unable to restore the vast majority of the files. Error code 3 is mentioned.

    Has anyone experience of this problem and how to fix it? I really can't afford to lose my music collection because of this damn program :( Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Greg
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    I don't have an answer.
    The limit for folder/file paths is 255? characters.
    Is it possible to restore it to [c:\] so that the combined length does not exceed 255 or does the restore program insist on having the restore path the same name as the source?
     
  3. GregB81

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    After changing the restore target to C drive everything seems to be working smoothly, I'm 3 discs in without any problems :-D Thanks so much for the advice Attar, I really appreciate it.
    I was worried as hell for a few days then!
     
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    Good luck with the other fifteen.
     
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    Its all worked fantastically, thanks so much mate. Best wishes for the future :)
     

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