Why can't i make a folder with...??

@fhm1987 (243)
Pakistan
October 11, 2007 11:22pm CST
Nobody can creat a folder anywhere in computer with the name "CON". At microsoft the whole team including Bill Gates couldn't answer why this happens. Also there are other names besides CON i.e PRN, AUX, NUL, COM0, COM1, COM2, COM3... and LP0,LP1,etc. Isn't it amazing? What do you think the reason behind it?
5 responses
@coolmailraj (2461)
• India
12 Oct 07
Hi. I never knew this and it is really surprising to me. I can't even think of a reason why this happens.
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@fhm1987 (243)
• Pakistan
12 Oct 07
thanx for responding. would u plz gues wt might the reason be
@dholey (1384)
• India
12 Oct 07
see , these words are internal commands (or part of internal commands) or name of ports which is reserve and exclusively used by os (operating system).... i will try to explain using the primitive os called DOS we have a command "copy con " where con stands for console prn is command for printer we can use command " type filname PRN " to print file so all these words are having special work and meaning (they are commands/keywords) thats why one can not create folder/file with these names ...
@fhm1987 (243)
• Pakistan
13 Oct 07
Hats off to u for such a good response. Indeed you have solved the question which irritated me for the last 7 days.
@prazad (281)
• India
13 Oct 07
i agree ! =D
@dholey (1384)
• India
14 Oct 07
thanks for appreciation ......
• Pakistan
12 Oct 07
This is trange to many like me. It is an information we got through your the discussion you started. These words seem technical and containing commands of programing languages. I think, this may be the reason. However I would check them and will go to " ask.com" to get the answer, If I fail. You are also requested to do the same.
@fhm1987 (243)
• Pakistan
12 Oct 07
great suggestion! I will try on both ask.com and allexpert.com. thanx for that
• Malaysia
12 Oct 07
I guess, those letters are special and reserve words for Microsof OS system. If the system allows the folder name, then your system will not running effectively.
@fhm1987 (243)
• Pakistan
12 Oct 07
fine. thanx for responding. but then why microsofters are still not able to answer
@osuchin (95)
• Philippines
23 Oct 07
woh...gotcha, so that's the reason why.