troubleshooting Question

IPOD, NON NETWORK "path is too deep" error

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I'm getting the well documented "path is too deep" error when I try to copy a file from my HD to a new IPOD.

I read many of the e.e. posts about this error, but before I continue, maybe someone can narrow down which links & subjects are actdually relevant to this situation:

This is NOT on a network

The virtual memory has been switched from manual size to "let windows manage size" - no diff

WRITE CACHING is OFF (optimize for quick removal is ON) for the IPOD

this error occurs when I use Win Explorer to manually copy files.  (I've turned on the "disk access" feature by checking Manual file maint in itunes prefs).  If I try to use itunes to copy the file to IPOD, it fails without a message.

When I copy the file from the source folder to the root dir (a shorter folder path), I am able to copy the file successfully.

So, assuming I don't want to change all my longer file paths...

Which of the fixes seems most relevant?

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