I cannot create a folder named “Con”

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Please let me know the best possible answer as early as possible. I can not make sense of not creating a folder in the name of "con" (without ""). Try to create a folder named "con", it will be a "New Folder". What is the reason behind it?

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I cannot create a folder named “Con”

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According to this rather breathless little message, which circulates via email and online, it is not possible to create a folder named "CON" on a Microsoft Windows based computer. The message claims that not even Bill Gates or the whole Microsoft "Team" can explain why this might be so.

It is in fact perfectly true that you cannot create a folder named "CON", nor can you rename an existing folder to "CON". However, there is no mystery surrounding this restriction whatsoever. The "team" at Microsoft, and a great many others besides, know perfectly well why you cannot name a folder "CON". "CON" and a number of other character strings are in fact reserved names that go back to the days of DOS and cannot be used to name folders or files. Other reserved names are:

  • PRN
  • AUX
  • NUL
  • LPT1
  • COM1
  • Potential drive letter – A: to Z:
  • A number of others

If you try to name a folder using one of these reserved names, the name will automatically revert to the default, generally "New Folder".

Depending on exactly how you save the file, you may instead receive a warning message advising that a file with that name already exists. However, even if you choose "Yes" to overwrite the existing file, you will still not be allowed to save the file.

It should be noted that, by entering the right sequence of commands via the command prompt, it is usually possible to circumvent the restriction in Windows and create a folder using a reserved name.
 

Answered By 0 points N/A #115295

I cannot create a folder named “Con”

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A filename is a sequence of characters that identifies a file which is stored on a file system. Different file systems may allow or prohibit special characters appearing in your filename. Some of this characters is the backslash () ,slash (/),percent (%), question mark (?), asterisk (*), colon (:), vertical bar (|),quote (“),greater than (>), less than (<), and period (.). Since you can’t create a folder with a file name “con” (quote characters included), then you are using the Windows filesystems.

The Windows system prohibits using the quote character (“) since it is used to mark the beginning and the end of filenames containing spaces in Windows file systems.

Answered By 0 points N/A #115296

I cannot create a folder named “Con”

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