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Can Empty Folders Be Included When Burning Data

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Our project archiving department are using a previous version of Roxio (version 10.3) and they cannot find an option that would allow them to specify that empty folders are to be included in the folder structure when they are copying and burning project folders to CD, DVD, Blue Ray disks. That version of Roxio simply removes empty folders from the data, and we want them included. Does NXT 3 provide an option to cause that empty folders in a file structure are included when the data is burned to disk? As well, do newer versions allow for longer folder names than version 10.3 allows?

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Sommerb,

 

I made a little test branch on my system disk, which looks like this:

 

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The \test folder has no files, \test\test1 has a JPG file, and \test\test1\test2mt is empty.

 

 

In NXT3 "Burn Data Disc" using Windows Explorer I dragged the \test folder into the project window, burned a disc, and saved the project.

I then restarted NXT3, reloaded the saved project .ROX file, and burned a disc.

 

In each case the CD emerged with the empty folder present under \test\test1, like this:

 

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Is this what you were wanting?

 

 

 

 

 

I don't have access to a Dell Creator 10.3 if that's what your people are using. The nearest I have is the severely crippled Easy CD & DVD Burning 10.3.104.

 

That version has both Burn Data Disc, and Creator Classic. Each of them produced the same result as above, burning the CD with an empty folder where it should be. The result was the same when a saved project file was reloaded, as when the burn was started afresh.

 

From what you have said, your version 10.3 seems to have been modified to remove the ability you are wanting.

 

 

 

Filename length:

 

I don't know how long your version 10.3 permits for filenames, but I just got NXT3 to write a CD with a 212 character filename on it.

 

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Does that help you??

 

Regards,

Brendon

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I'm also thinking there may be an option somewhere to tell it to include empty folders? It's just a tickle from a distant memory that at one point, I came across that, and the default was for whichever version of Creator not to include empty folders.

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For the avoidance of doubt,

 

-the length of the filename that is counted is the length of what appears on the burned disc. My 212 character filename was 212 characters counting from the root of the CD. Its previous longer path name when dragged from the desktop of my hard drive was not counted.

 

-in NXT3 and Easy CD & DVD Burning 10.3.104, I did not have to alter any defaults to write the empty folders to disc.

 

 

Regards,

Brendon

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The Creator Version 10.3 doesn't include empty folders (in the test that Brendan did, 'test2mt' would not have been included when the data disc is burned). As far as options available, I have opened every possible menu and searched for the option that might allow empty folders to be included, but I haven't been able to find a setting or option that applies. I appreciate the testing completed and I will recommend to out doucment archiving group that they consider the purchase of version NTX3.

 

One final question I might ask is to confirm whether NTX3 identifies any files whose entire pathname + filename will be too long to successfully be burned to the data disk (Creator 10.3 does do this and it is a feature that the Archiving department requires). Or perhaps is there a trial version of the software that can be tested, and then purchased and licensed once the Archiving department has verified that it meets their needs?

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One final question I might ask is to confirm whether NTX3 identifies any files whose entire pathname + filename will be too long to successfully be burned to the data disk (Creator 10.3 does do this and it is a feature that the Archiving department requires). Or perhaps is there a trial version of the software that can be tested, and then purchased and licensed once the Archiving department has verified that it meets their needs?

 

That was interesting. On my XP system, NXT3 Burn Data Disc happily burned a 40-character folder onto disc with a 212-character filename inside it [path+name=252 characters] I inspected the burned CD and counted them all to make sure it hadn't just truncated things.

 

However once the individual filename went past 212 chars the software rejected it.

 

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Is that what the Archiving department needs?

 

Regards,

Brendon

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