Why we can't create a folder called "ICON" on desktop?
July 28, 2010 12:34pm CST
Hi friends, i have tried several times and even friends also tried but we are unable to create a folder which should be a name called "ICON", Why i am creating this one is because i wanted to save some files of icon's in that particular folder so....
28 Jul 10
Hi sach, Actually we can create folders of any name.. but for names like con prn nul com1 com2 lpt....... we have a crooked way.. try this... If you want to create a folder named con on desktop.. 1.Open command prompt.. 2.Type... mkdir \\.\C:\Users\NIDHIN\Desktop\con exactly 3.To delete it... rmdir \\.\C:\Users\NIDHIN\Desktop\con exactly we can't create these in the normal way because these names represent internal devices... hope this helps... thanks for asking... have a great day/night....
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29 Jul 10
In MS-DOS, several special "device files" were available to aid in performing certain tasks, such as clearing the screen or deleting extraneous output from a program. In order to maintain backwards-compatibility, all versions of Windows up to and including Windows Vista will refuse to allow you to create a file with these "reserved" device file names. The following file names are reserved: * CON * PRN * AUX * NUL * COM1 * COM2 * COM3 * COM4 * COM5 * COM6 * COM7 * COM8 * COM9 * LPT1 * LPT2 * LPT3 * LPT4 * LPT5 * LPT6 * LPT7 * LPT8 * LPT9 Name Function ---- -------- CON Keyboard and display PRN System list device, usually a parallel port AUX Auxiliary device, usually a serial port CLOCK$ System real-time clock NUL Bit-bucket device A:-Z: Drive letters COM1 First serial communications port LPT1 First parallel printer port LPT2 Second parallel printer port LPT3 Third parallel printer port COM2 Second serial communications port COM3 Third serial communications port COM4 Fourth serial communications port To identify system device driver names, use one of the following two commands: * mem /d | more * debug d 0070:0000 You can read from Microsoft official site. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/74496/en-us