challenge for computer users
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 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."
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?