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Creating CoN folder in windows

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  1. faizulhaque

    faizulhaque New Member

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    CON is a reserve world in windows operating system. that's why we can not create the folder named as CON.

    But by command prompt we can do this

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    STEP1: goto command prompt
    STEP2: type in prompt e:\> "mkdir \\.\e:\con"
    STEP3: verify by typing "dir \\.\e:\con"
    STEP4: delete the file or folder "rmdir \\.\e:\con"
    following file names in Windows are reserved because they represent devices:
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    con, con.* -> the console
    prn, prn.* -> the default printer, as a character device
    aux, aux.* -> the default serial terminal, as a character device
    lpt1, lpt2, lpt3, lpt4, lpt5, lpt6, lpt7, lpt8, lpt9 -> the parallel ports, as character devices
    lpt1.*, lpt2.*, lpt3.*, lpt4.*, lpt5.*, lpt6.*, lpt7.*, lpt8.*, lpt9.*
    com1, com2, com3, com4, com5, com6, com7, com8, com9 -> the serial ports, as character devices
    com1.*, com2.*, com3.*, com4.*, com5.*, com6.*, com7.*, com8.*, com9.*
    nul, nul.* -> the NUL or "waste bit bucket" or "black hole for bits" or "/dev/null" device
    Such files are considered to "exist" in all directories, so if you have a filename like "c:\temp\con", you're talking about the CON device, not about a normal disk file called "con". They're not listed using the "dir" command, or using APIs.
     
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    Well explained!
     
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    I knew that certain keywords cannot be used to name folders in Windows,but a method to bypass even that restriction by means of command prompt is interesting !! Good !
     
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    so what's exactly the point in naming a folder with CON?
    -what's CON use for anyways?
     
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    You should read Magic Demistified and it will show you why CoN folder is important
     
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    i read it and wow its incredible how many hidden things are in a computer, like those weird hidden games in excel and things like that. i bet there is plenty more.. it was interesting going through all that magic. i find the computer world to be very interesting and amusing,
    some of the deepest knowledge of mankind all stored in those boxes (mathematically and engineeringly speaking) i believe we as human are the most complicated computers lol. any was thx for everything i love this web site. God bless
     
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    well done.............
     
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    Thanks to people who Nominated as well.
     
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    faizulhaque New Member

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    yes why not thanks to all one also
     
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