Great answers, guys (more suggestions welcome). I have a license for Total Commander, and
they have a great license policy, so I will start there.
Sometimes TC seems a lot slower heads-down on copying that the alternatives, although again,
there may be some special or alternative modes. Any thoughts on that aspect as well?
From what I could tell, some copy programs work more directly with the OS copy command, others
go around it with their own tweaking?
Incidentally the long file names comes out of some .jpgs and such that are email attachments, which
in Eudora are a separate disk file.
I had some backup externals that were not able to be read by Windows 7, they were from the XP
days. One goal is to empty the data off any such disk (copy to a really big backup external) and
attempt to format in Windows 7, using the format command from a partition program. (These externals
are seen by the OS but not assigned a drive letter, and the manufacturers want them to be orphaned.)
So far, so good, the first one took fine. In such a case you can easily want to move 100 Gb in the
background or when away.