When the "system" writes a file that is greater then 8 charicters it will trunchade it to "6 charicters~#" now this is done in the order that they are writen to the disk. if you were to go to a dos interface I suspect (I havn't done this on my own yet) that if you did directory list (dir) you would find that it will list the files in the same order that roxio dose.
Now I have used creator since 3.51(F or G) and I am used to the interface and am reasonably happey with the product. I also have 3 or 4 Versions of Nero Basic(from 4 -7), B's recorder gold5 basic, NTI's burning software which I have never used. I have found that the Adaptec / Roxio software has fewer isuess then these others that I have tried (note these software bundles come with the drives I have owned so are basic packages.) I only have 3 full software bundles and the only other package that I had respect after using was B's Gold 5. But becouse I couldn't get it localy in a full version and the basic will not recognize my newest lightscribe burner that is in the system I went back to ezcd.
Like you said this is not a problem but an issue I am happy to continue suporting roxio. (note from at least 5 Platnum on the issue exists). As for using microsofts burning plugin I dont have enough faith in microsoft to even try to use it. (yes I know the plugin was origanaly provided by roxio). I have no idea about vista burning as I will not have that program on my comp to damb anoying but I hear that I might be happy with windows 7 we shell see about that (Time will Tell).
I am a little sad that you say creator is going the way of the dodo bird as it is the only component that I regularly use ( read daily )I am glad that I didn't try and skip anouther gen of software before getting what ever was released after 2009.
Call me stodgy but I don't perticulasrly like having to learn new interfaces as frequently as I do have to. Microsoft dose that to me enough every time they relese a new os.
Thanks for your time sorry for the ramble.
"Interestingly, from the Home app, Burn Data Disc behaves as expected!"
are you saying that this app works properly or like classic.