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    Santa's Avatar dvhyt5er
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    source - http://robsta.id.au/2005/11/con-of-xp.shtml

    Its almost impossible to create a folder called
    CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9 are all Windows reserved device names from the early days of DOS. You learn something new each day.
    Posted by robsta on 11/07/2005 09:34:00 PM
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    I can make a folder called "CLOCK$" -But you're right on the rest of 'em
    # posted by Trent Steel : 11/07/2005 10:01 PM

    You forgot PRN in your list.
    # posted by Anonymous : 11/08/2005 6:12 PM

    No its the second one.
    # posted by robsta : 11/08/2005 6:28 PM

    By anychance did you learn this on OCAU? I first saw it there today
    # posted by Anonymous : 11/08/2005 6:29 PM

    dug!
    # posted by Anonymous : 11/08/2005 6:49 PM

    thanks guys. Yes I also noticed it on OCAU. It must be floating around the internet at the moment.
    # posted by robsta : 11/08/2005 6:53 PM

    Some folders have the same effect on Windows 2003 Standard. Dont have the patience to try them all.

    --http://www.mikeskinner.net/
    # posted by Anonymous : 11/08/2005 7:01 PM

    Really do learn something new now and then dugg!
    # posted by Anonymous : 11/08/2005 7:16 PM

    you can create folders with these names using command like this

    "mkdir \\.\e:\CON"

    This will create CON folder in e: drive.
    # posted by Touseef Liaqat : 11/08/2005 7:41 PM


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    why would you want to make folders with those names?

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    Quote Originally Posted by backlash
    why would you want to make folders with those names?
    Why not?

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    indeed
    ive named folders
    tttttttttttttt
    dsr5s5
    sfa4fcwtt
    fsddddddddd
    nnnn
    nnnngfddty6777432
    hbetvg4we5
    etc

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    Well, if you are a horny teenager trying to hide pr0n on a shared PC, one might try to name a folder any of the above names to throw parents off the trail. Esspecially named, "PRN".

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    Interesting. I now know why I couldn't make a folder named AUX a few weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izagaia
    Well, if you are a horny teenager trying to hide pr0n on a shared PC, one might try to name a folder any of the above names to throw parents off the trail. Esspecially named, "PRN".
    Maybe something more subtle... such as "Biology Homework"...

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    Why not try making a folder with a space at the end... or even better one with a period (full-stop)?
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    FTW works.



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