Try to do this..if done properly ,reply

folder - renaming foldr with con
@agni610 (127)
January 12, 2007 5:08am CST
1.create an empty folder anywhere in ur PC. 2.remane it with "con"..(without ""). 3.see what happens to the name of the folder. Do sedn ur replies. worked in windows xp professional.didnot try in other OS.
5 responses
• India
5 Feb 07
In windows the folder name and the special system variables are sharing the the same interface, so when you create a folder the system variable name it will consider that that folder already exist!! these special system variables are available irrespective of path. you cannot create a folder name with this names also: CON,NUL,COM1,COM2,COM3,LPT1,LPT2,LPT3,COM1 to COM9 and LPT1 to LPT9. COM1 means serial port 1, LPT1 means parralel port 1.
@vbcoder (196)
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
this has something to do back in ms-dos days. well actually, its not just "con". there are also others like "lpt1" to "ltp9", "com1" to "com9", "nul", "aux", and "prn". these are reserved device names by the windows itself. that is the reason why you cannot use them as file or folder names.
• United States
16 Jan 07
Wow that is weird does anyone know why this happens?!? I will have to ask some friends of mine to see why!! thank you for the interesting topic. Have a great day!!
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
12 Jan 07
I do it all the time to keep files togteher. I have windows xp myself
@Ciniful (1589)
• Canada
12 Jan 07
Well isn't that odd ... I hadn't known about that before. It won't let it be named that and immediately falls back to the default "new folder" title. That's strange .. I wonder why it does that.