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“ How To: Name a File Con (windows Only) ”

Story by ChaosMaestro , written 11 years ago 776 views161 votes
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This is just something I’ve come across really but I know how 2 name a file con.

The reason u cannot name a file con is because it’s a reserved MS DOS file name and con is short 4 console, it’s all because of windows backwards compatibility with MS DOS as it was where u did all ur computer work on old school windows but it is now used just 4 booting up the computer. Other file names that cannot be used are:

PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL
COM0, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9
LPT0, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9

Seriously they won’t work either.

Anyway, how 2 name a folder con

open up command prompt and type:

c:\\>md\\\\.\\c:\\con

to delete it type:

c:\\>md\\\\.\\c:\\con

to access the file open up my computer>HDD(C:)>document and settings>your documents

I know this has no purpose but it’s nice 2 know how 2 do it.

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7 years ago
ChaosMaestro Oh my this is old, it seems only 1 out of my 4 Eggs- I mean "stories" ( I prefer Eggs) was transferred, I guess I’ll transfer the good ones once this place is in beta/final.