Around 2 years ago I discovered that Windows 7 had difficulty burning a backup DVD if my folders are nested deeply. I do not use "backup software" per se. Backup software seems to raise questions about what is actually happening, especially in the case of incrementals. I prefer to be in control of my backup and so I do it with a more transparent process such as with CDBurnerXP or the Windows 7 built-in optical media burner.
I believe Windows 7 had a path length problem likely to show up if folder names were long or if there were many nested folders. Upon a recommendation, I tried CDBurnerXP which had no difficulty with a long path (deep nesting) test.
Unfortunately my new computer, also Windows 7, is not compatible with CDBurnerXP. The troubleshooting advice from the CDBurnerXP site and at other sources recommends updating the Intel chipset drivers
and also uninstalling the device driver
and having Windows reinstall the driver upon a boot. These solutions did not work. There is no hardware problem because I have successfully used Windows 7 to burn a DVD (of a shallow tree).
I am looking for a backup recommendation. Should I get an alternative to CDBurnerXP and if so, which is a good tried and true and transparent alternative? If not, then what would you suggest?