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If D drive is a cd/dvd then the issue is a format issue as those media have length and path constraints. If this is a secondary hard drive then right click on the drive icon in My Computer to see the Properties. Post back after you do thiswith the directory name and I will help you determine the problem or if there is a real problem as some directories create by Windows are for system use. You can rename the directory if it is a hard drive but please post what it is before you do that. Steve Medley

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