Along with my external backups, I still use CDs and DVDs occasionally. Keep in mind that any backup is better than none at all. So, I was backing up some documents to a DVD when it refused to burn in BurnAware. A bunch of files was listed in the burning window all in red letters with the Error Code 2 in front of them.
Sorry, I didn’t get a screenshot so I decided to mock one up in PhotoFiltre. I only listed one bad file but the original problem was showing like a dozen.
Unfortunately, along with the error code, there was no explanation of what it meant, so I had to go online and check it out. Here is a complete list of BurnAware error codes and their explanations: BurnAware Error Codes
But I’m only interested in Error Code 2.
2. A bad parameter in file path.
Appears if the full file path is longer than 260 characters.
So I cancelled the burn and searched through the files and only found one with an extra-long name, so I renamed it. Then I went back to BurnAware and had no more problems in getting the job done.