A lot of people know it but a lot of people still don't know. What I am talking about is a simple fact that you cannot create a folder named "CON" (Without Quotes, of course) in Windows operating system.
Why? How? Is it possible by any other trick?
Today I will be answering to all these questions here in the form of a simple and easily readable Q&A format.
Before starting I would like to show you a message that I got just a few days ago in my social media profile.
"An Indian discovered that nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the computer which can be named as "CON".This is something pretty cool...and unbelievable... At Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn't answer why this happened!TRY IT NOW !!IT WILL NOT CREATE "CON " FOLDER.......instead it will name it as new folder....TRY IT !!!"
So, I decided to do a little research and came up with this article. Get Set Go....
Q. So, Is it possible to create a folder named CON in Windows?
A. No. As I have already said earlier.
Q. What is the reason for that?
A. The reason is pretty simple and clear.
There are some reserved keywords in windows OS that cannot be used as file or folder names. Some other such words are:
Potential drive letter - A: to Z:
A number of others
Q. OK. But my friend have challenged me to create a file or folder named "CON" and I want to do it any how. Is there any trick?
A. Umm. Let me think... Just kidding, I have a trick.
Name the folder "CON" and press "ALT+255" (Note: The numbers must be pressed from the numpad.
Explanation: "Alt+255" is a code for "Space bar" so actually you are creating a file named CON+"space" but looks like CON.
Go to command prompt:
type md\\.\\c:\\con (In place of c: give whatever path you want.)
To delete that folder type rd\\.\\c:\\con in command prompt again.
Did I miss a point? Do you Any Queries? Any Doubts?
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