U Cant Create A Folder Named 'con'

Discussion in 'Computer Forum' started by metal_fan69, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. metal_fan69

    metal_fan69 To Live Is To Die

    Hey Guys ,,

    I Found Something....

    You Cant Create A Folder Named 'con' In Windows Xp..
  2. SG1

    SG1 "Brown Jesus"

    and whats the point?
  3. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    wow! wheee!

  4. erutu

    erutu terminally awesome

    Thanks. Now I'm one up on the other losers who don't know that.
  5. SG1

    SG1 "Brown Jesus"

    ERUTU : u dun even know how proud i am of you lad.
  6. notty_lad

    notty_lad sudo undress

    Type this in your command prompt and check your 'C' Drive

    md \\.\\c:\con

  7. SG1

    SG1 "Brown Jesus"

    Notty .. whats the use of this again?
  8. notty_lad

    notty_lad sudo undress

    No use .. just pointing out that his claim is wrong.
  9. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    It's not unique to CON. There are plenty of other names that cannot be used as filenames such as AUX, COM1, NUL, LPT1 etc. The reason is that these are reserved windows device names and they must not be used elsewhere in the system.

    EDIT: Quick Google search revealed a complete list:

  10. SG1

    SG1 "Brown Jesus"

    Still i see no use for it .. untill someone xplains what can this use for.. without any xplaination this looks like a mess to me and bad for ma computers health which is the last thing i want from you guyz.

  11. jozko

    jozko Banned

    yes or just md c:con\
    works on my XP verison. Not sure of other versions or OS
    SG1, use office computers :-D
    check my next post on funny facts thread for another "what's the use??" fact

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