Hi guys,

When you try to create a folder named CON in your windows, you might have have known that you are unable to create because its reserved key word which prevents it from being created.

Similarly there are few other reserved names like this...

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It is known to very few of us...
Windows should have displayed a Error Message instead creating this confusion...:-)

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I think there is a way to create those folders using dos.

Hey can some one tell me how to create any one of those folders using DOS...???

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Hi guys,

Special names such as (CON) can be used as folder names! Here is how:
1- Goto DOS
2- Type MD \\.\C:\CON. The folder will be created.
You can check it in Windows Explorer also, but you can’t delete it directly.

In order to delete it:
1- Goto DOS
2- Type RD \\.\C:\CON

In short, use the network path syntax instead of absolute path syntax.

If any one told you it is impossible to make folder named (CON) Now you can say with confidence that it is not true…

Do you find this interesting!!!

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These Several are special file names are reserved by the system and cannot be used for files or folders in MS windows.

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These Several are special file names are reserved by the system and cannot be used for files or folders in MS windows.

Hey as mentioned in the above post, you can create them using network path instead of physical path say
MD \\.\C:\CON to create a CON folder.
Likewise you can create other folders mentioned above also.

But you cannot delete it directly.
For this you have to go for RD \\.\C:\CON.

Try this once.

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Hey as mentioned in the above post, you can create them using network path instead of physical path say
MD \\.\C:\CON to create a CON folder.
Likewise you can create other folders mentioned above also.

But you cannot delete it directly.
For this you have to go for RD \\.\C:\CON.

Try this once.

Yes man...

I tried...It really works...Thx

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