Monday, October 24, 2005

Why can't we create a folder by name "CON", "prn" etc., in Windows?

Many a times in the last couple of months I got mails or rather spams :) saying we can't create folder in the name of "CON", "PRN" etc., Instead of responding to them individually (that is what I was doing all this while) I have created this blog post.

Check out to understand what are all the reserved words using which you can't create folders in Windows.

That said, go to dos prompt and try out md\\.\c:\con ... to your surprise a folder by name "con" would have been created in your c drive!!

1 comment:

Gov said...

That was informative!