challenge for computer users

India
January 6, 2007 8:23am CST
to all computer users here is a challenging question which was asked by my friend .. can u create a folder with the name CON i have tryed it but im not able to create a folder with that name..suppose if ur able to create a folder with the name CON can u able to send data into it..pl try it and let me know he said he can create and send data into it..
6 responses
@haranv (571)
• India
6 Jan 07
this might clear ur doubhts "Device names such as COMx, CON or LPTx are reserved words, and they can't be used as folder or file names. There's also a patch released under Win 9x that plugged asecurity hole that allowed a malicious user to gain control of a remote machine because of the way Win9x parsed path names."
@haranv (571)
• India
6 Jan 07
for additional information: u cant create either this too "nul" and "aux" "com1" "lpt1" "com2"
• India
10 Jan 07
do u want that to be created let me know i'll do it for u..
• India
18 Jan 07
u said device names such as COMX,COM1,COM2,LPTX,LPT1,LPT2 all these are printer ports and unable to create such folder in windows... now here's a challenge can u create the same folder names in windows O/S.... with out entering into Dos r any other O/S.................... if it is so try to bet me.. its a challenge......
• United States
6 Jan 07
I am able to both create the folder and put files into it. I don't understand why you would not be able to create a folder with that name. The only reason I can think of for being unable to name a folder anything you want, with the exception of excluded characters that are not allowed, is if a folder of that same name exists where you are trying to make the new one. No two folders in the same location can have the same name. Can you be more specific of the error message you are getting and what exactly you are doing, as well as what kind of computer you are doing this on?
• India
10 Jan 07
i agree to what u say with da same name we cant create two folders.. but with out using Dos prompt u need to create a folder on windows.im using windows xp.
• India
18 Jan 07
hi first of all do u know da meaning of CON ... if u would like to know abt it reply
@haranv (571)
• India
6 Jan 07
i got the solution : STEP1: goto command prompt step2 :md \\.\\c:\con step 3:dir c: step3 :rd \\.\\c:\con \\= It means we shoud switch out o the forlder m to compile all files
• India
10 Jan 07
do not use Dos prompt ... it is easy with it. try another method..
@haranv (571)
• India
6 Jan 07
man..thanks for this..ill try to get a solution for this now and reply here
• India
10 Jan 07
all the best i think u like the impossible thing to be done possible i appreciate ur interest..
@edigital (2711)
• United States
6 Jan 07
In windowsXP it is not possible with word "con". I think if code page inside computer system can be changed then it is possible and it can by a programmer.
• India
10 Jan 07
yes u r nearer to it.. he has given me a hint like he is doin with codeing ..
@xcmatx (173)
• United States
6 Jan 07
It is possible on a linux, why wouldn't it work? (i'm guessing you're running on a windows?)