After reading many stories of hd crashes, I thought it about time I backed up all my digital kits.....I keep everything on an EHD and just copied from one EHD to another using windows (vista) not a backup program.....

This worked well for most of the files (about 200 GB's worth) but there were about 1000 files for which I got this error message:

"The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder. You can shorten the file name and try again, or try a location that has a shorter path."

The system then only gives me the option to "skip" the file or "try again".

So does anyone know of a work around for this problem? My files are stored by store/designer/kit....so sometimes the file paths are lengthy....

Would a backup utility solve the issue?...

Any help is much appreciated!!