why can't we create folders in windows in below file names

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namely CON,prn,NUL,etc...... it is a million dollor question even for BILL GATES and his team....... anybody having any idea???????
nimesh's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2009
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So you will give million dollars who answers this question and a kick to Bill Gates for keeping this Bug alive for so many years without the knowledge to solve it?
nimesh's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2009
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Well... the answer to your question is here,
http://www.go4expert.com/showthread.php?t=18238

Do read it completely and stop spreading such rumors.
If you don't like Windows, stop using it

And yes, My 1 Million Dollars, how are you willing to give it to me.
I accept Cash and Card both
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ok.... u are right.... but wat's the status in other OS.. like (UNIX , LINUX , Solaris ) .. ... and till now why that bug (even in Windows '07) this is not been degugged... and what's the meaning of LPT.... that folder name also we can't create in windows na...
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Originally Posted by vignesh1988i View Post
ok.... u are right.... but wat's the status in other OS.. like (UNIX , LINUX , Solaris ) .. ... and till now why that bug (even in Windows '07) this is not been degugged... and what's the meaning of LPT.... that folder name also we can't create in windows na...
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LPT = Line Print Terminal [See : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LPT]
And, we CAN create folder with name LPT (try it).
We can NOT create folder with name LPTN, where N is a number in range 0~9.
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nimesh's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2009
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I think you did not read the article completely. You can create those folders in windows.

LPT is for printer ports.
if you have installed any printer, select properties and go to Ports tab.
xpi0t0s's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2004
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It's not a bug, CON LPTx and the other names all have specific meanings under DOS and you cannot create files with those names (why would you want to anyway). They are hooks into other functionality than just creating simple files.

The story is similar under Unix; if you try to create a file called /dev/null you won't get very far.
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hmmmmm i understand clearly... thank u
indiansword's Avatar, Join Date: Oct 2008
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as xpiotos said, y wud u wanna create any folder in windows folder anyway? there are lotta other places or use any other drive.

guyz just try to do what they arent supposed to lol.... and thats what makes thing complicated.