Just found out that Nero (18.104.22.168)changes short file names. For example folder "Program Files" which would normally be rendered in DOS as "PROGRA~1" turns up an a CD as "PROGRA~4".
The importance of this is that I'm trying to create a restore disk for a Windows 95 system belonging to a youth club. The idea being that when they destroy the operating system, the staff can restore it quickly (with all the original data and programs) without any IT knowledge. The Windows 95 registry refers to program paths by the short file name so when I restore the drive the registry no longer matches the altered SFN's and programs no longer work.
I was thinking along those lines but Joliet just insists on a 64 byte (I think) unique name so it shouldn't be interested in the DOS 8.3 name.
I'll give it a try though. The only option I can find is "Check Joliet names before burning". This is Nero Express so it may be be missing some sophistication.
Another clue is that subsequent folders with names longer than 8 characters get yet higher digits in their name eg Downloads becomes Downlo~6 and so on into double digits as if it was seeing all folders as having the same first 8 characters.
Failing a fix here can anyone recommend different freeware burning software.
is to use a drive image programme, such as "Acronis True Image" or "Ghost" or "Drive Image"...
I don't know about Ghost, or the latest versions of Drive Image, but the Acronis prog, (which has often appeared on coverdiscs), you can make a bootable CD with, and you can burn the image direct to CD.... restoration is then easy.