TRICKY...any idea of how to do this?? RRS feed

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  • well guys i have a tricky question for u........can anyone tell me how do u create a folder named CON......there are many such words but first tell me how can u create it........its simple but lets see who does this
    Monday, May 28, 2007 12:58 PM

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  • well windows cannot create con named folder..its just not possible...has anybody tried creating such folders in windows vista???
    Monday, May 28, 2007 1:28 PM
  • it is possible anoop...............think about it
    Monday, May 28, 2007 1:33 PM
  • i bet you cannot...if u know then tell me how...
    Monday, May 28, 2007 1:47 PM
  • excuse me anoop......u appear to be a very pesicmistic........everything and anything is possible in todays world....why spoil the fun....let others also reply
    Monday, May 28, 2007 1:52 PM
  • do it by using ascii value.
    that is first type the ascii value of "SPACE character" & then con.
    it will create a folder
    Monday, May 28, 2007 3:38 PM
  • thats not the solution sunil...better luck next time
    Monday, May 28, 2007 3:41 PM
  • then why don't you tell us.
    but i think that was the  way.
    1) right click. choose new folder
    2)type 784(i don't know the exact code of SPACE CHARACTER) followed by con.
    3)press enter

    after these steps you will certainly have a folder named CON
    Tuesday, May 29, 2007 2:05 AM
  • How about naming the folder as 'CON' ??? Is my answer correct?
    Tuesday, May 29, 2007 3:56 AM
  • STEP1: goto command prompt

    STEP2: type in prompt e:\> "mkdir \\.\e:\con"

    U can create the folder in this way

    Tuesday, May 29, 2007 5:10 AM
  • ur right arjit......congrats for cracking the puzzle.
    Tuesday, May 29, 2007 6:25 AM
  • Now how to delete that arijit?
    Tuesday, May 29, 2007 7:58 AM
  • delete the file or folder as "rmdir \\.\e:\con"
    Tuesday, May 29, 2007 8:52 AM
  • "con" is just an example.

    there are many names like this .


    Do you want me to tell you all


    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:24 PM
  • ys my frnd.
    u dnt need permissions to do tht..

    the owner wil mark ur reply as ANSWER if tell tht.
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:26 PM
  • thanks arijit for showing how to remove it
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:50 PM
  • Hey no need for thanks m8. It is an honour to be able to participate in conversations at this forum with you all. 'Samvaad', is the best and the most interactive forum, than any other that I have visited.

    Also, the folders that cannot be created are many: 'prn',lpt1 to lpt6 to name a few.
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 7:01 AM
  • I just somehow knew it was possible, but i didn't care to find out how it was possible. But thanks Arijit, now i know how its possible Smile
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:14 AM
  • thats nice of you arijit...


    and yes, if you want to see the complete list of all the names that cannot be created as folders, you can check out and contribute to my thread in technical quries which has the title "folder names that cannot be created in windows xp"


    i have listed all..

    Thursday, May 31, 2007 11:33 AM
  • woow, you had a great question and by the same way the replies are also the best !!
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 3:00 PM
  • good question
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 3:38 PM