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    an you create a folder called “con“ in Windows?

    Hi,


    Someone pl. let me know why we cannot create a folder?

    Can you create a folder called “con“ anywhere on Windows system?

    Anban

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    Is that ever fricken wierd...

    Off to ms right now....

    see what I can find.

    Wonder what else you can name a folder

    MLF

    Found it....

    http://www.governmentsecurity.org/fo...hp/t16294.html

    The following reserved device names cannot be used as the name of a file:CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9.
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    In windows NT family it might just be protected (for backward comp. or something)..

    In DOS based windows vesions (9x and older) it was something other all together..
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...4-4D02B9A78C5B

    The con\con used to be the DOS virtual console device or something (can't remember is over 13 years ago I last used it)..
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    I remember reading about this a few years ago...apparently it brings up the blue screen if you type /con(or /con/con) or any of the others as well.(Or did till Win98 if my memory serves me right.)

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    aha! very intresting

    needless to say that no search can find this folder


    did u catch this by coincidence or u read it somewhere else :P

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    Those words not almost banned for creation of folders.
    I traid to create one folder (con) on remote linux server trough ftp and that was fine with no problems, but when I traid to attach it throug lan as net work disk i got little problem, just some dalay, windows was asked me if I want to rename that folder. Thats it.

    And after that when browsed lan folder it was shown as "CSHOFG~F" and not "con".

    But I was still able to run one app direct throug console

    \\linux\test\con\app.exe
    and
    \\linux\test\CSHOFG~F\app.exe

    become be same.

    It is just explorer that could show just CSHOFG~F and could not use con.

    con = display
    :utput on screen
    dir * > con

    so, that was it
    // too far away outside of limit

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    # Several special file names are reserved by the system and cannot be used for files or folders:

    Microsoft just says you cant. Snippet from Microsoft

    meh. -ech0.

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    This thread is like echo country..

    After the first four posts it's all the same only in thinking not linking..
    (edit: whith the exception of MrBabis who actualy found out something interesting..)

    Can't anybody read anymore ??
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    Haha, I just woke up. I didnt read a things. Ill admit it, I just said the same thing as therenegade Buuuuuuuuurn.
    meh. -ech0.

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