HT203164 How do I fix a problem when downloading cd into iTunes, "the file name is invalid or too long"? I have never had this problem before until recently.

The message "the file name is invalid or too long" pops up when I try to download a cd onto iTunes. I never had this problem before but lately it has been happening. What can I do to fix this?

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