The specified device name is invalid.

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Hi guys,

I tried to search a file in Windows 7 using the search option.

Have a look at the message below. I created a file, but it did not appear.

How can I use this advanced feature for that file?

Please help.

The specified device name is invalid

 

Con

Rename

The specified device name is invalid.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #147985

The specified device name is invalid.

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Hi,

 

I tested this instance and its true that you cannot create a folder with the name Con, the possible reason is that "Con" is a reserve word for windows and DOS. along with other reserve words such as PRN, AUX etc.

What you can do this create the folder using a different folder name such as Con_folder or "Con folder" (without the quotes) if you really want the word Con as a folder name.

 

I hope this helps

Thank you

Answered By 0 points N/A #147986

The specified device name is invalid.

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Hello,

You are trying to search for a file named con. I would like to tell you that you cannot create a file by the name con on windows.I don’t know how you created it, but you cannot name a file by the name con in windows.

And when you search for the file which does not exists then automatically shows the error.

Thank you.

 

Answered By 0 points N/A #147987

The specified device name is invalid.

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Thank you guys for helping me with your wonderful solutions. Kanette Angelo, you are correct; you explained to me what I did wrong. I have been able to do things the right way by following your instructions. I am not receiving any more error messages. Now I know how to use the word “Con” in a folder name, and have it come out the way I want. Thank you, my friend.

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