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Old 04-10-2006, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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one of my friends sent me an offline message saying that no folder can be created by the name "con",i have tried creating the folder but i couldn't does any one here know what this is?


try creating the folder with name con and see for u r self.
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Old 04-10-2006, 10:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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cant do it
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Old 04-10-2006, 10:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It will work like this :

md \\.\\c:\con

dir c:

rd \\.\\c:\con
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I dont remember all the one but there are a few 3 letter words that cant be created as folders. Con is 1 and there is like 2 or 3 more.
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you cannot create these folder names in Windows:
CON
PRN
AUX
CLOCK$
NUL

COM1 to COM9

LPT1 to LPT9

*edit*
the CLOCK$ directory is only un-makable in OS's below Windows 2000
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Old 04-10-2006, 12:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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