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can u name it????

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~Phenom~

The No.1 Stupid
hi friends,

recently, i found out one strange thing in PCs.

I created a new folder and wanted to name it as "contest" but accidently pressed enter just after writing "con" and to my surprise , the folder didnt get renamed as con , rather it turned back to" new folder " .

i tried it again and again but i couldnt name that folder as "con"

i tried it on many computers having XP installed but same result.

i wanna know , why this happens??

its really strange.

please tell me the reason and solution
 

anandk

Distinguished Member
u r right. same result here.
dont no y.
but i guess ur find can b classified as 'original'. :idea:
 

Choto Cheeta

Rebooting
humm... right..... i also can creat any folder named con.... at any were....

may be because in the command promt rather known as dos command there is a copy "con" command.... may be this is dew to that....

but i am not sure atll.... wait for others.....
 

djmykey

Let the music play.....
Nice find dood didnt believe it but tried it and was :O wow man didnt know something like this would have been there in XP :p
 

mohit

The Hardware Labs
not working on my sys also ... have u tried it in win 98 ? anybody with win98 plz check it out. and this is an interesting piece of info... this shud in the next months "take a crack - make a folder named con in xp" ....lol.
 
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vishal_bhatia87

Guest
same results in mine xp also, Bye the way great find rajrulesdear.
 

mohit

The Hardware Labs
expertno.1 said:
hmmmmm. it seems a bug or soething else in xp

just upgrade your xp to sp2 and then try

i am already using xp sp 2 with all latest updates and still cannot do it.
 

Choto Cheeta

Rebooting
talk about finding na.... see what i have came up with..... try this names... they wont wokr also...

CLOCK$
AUX
COM!
COMn
LPT1
PRN
NUL
CONFIG$


why not.... as they are reserved words used for DOS Devices.....

CLOCK$ => System clock
CON => Console; combination of keyboard and screen to handle input and output
AUX or COM1 => First serial communicationport
COMn => Second, Third, ... communicationport
LPT1 or PRN => First parallel port
NUL => Dummy port, or the "null device" which we all know under Linux as /dev/null.
CONFIG$ => Unknown
 
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Ashwin Saxena

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Whackroony.
Same here. I think it is a big easter egg from microsoft.
But its funny too.
 
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~Phenom~

~Phenom~

The No.1 Stupid
well thanks guys for such good response

and the link provided by rajas answered my question

now , i know con is reserved system name , hence it cant be used to name a folder or file

thanx rajas
 

Charley

Just Do It
mohit said:
not working on my sys also ... have u tried it in win 98 ? anybody with win98 plz check it out. and this is an interesting piece of info... this shud in the next months "take a crack - make a folder named con in xp" ....lol.

No prob wit Win98. Can create it. :)
 
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