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How to create a folder with name "con" ??

It was dicovered that nobody can create a folder named as "con" in windows.
This is something pretty cool...and unbelievable...
Note : This should be through & in windows only.

ANS.

1. Right click on desktop
2. Make new folder
3. Type CON and ALT+255.

OR

1. Goto command prompt

2. Type in prompt e:\> "mkdir \\.\e:\con"

3. Verify by typing "dir \\.\e:\con"

4. Delete the file or folder "rmdir \\.\e:\con"

So This is How you can easily make Folders with name "CON" , "COM1", "LPT1" etc :)


  1. gauravjain26 saidWed, 05 Nov 2008 16:48:26 -0000 ( Link )

    Good one.

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  2. riasharma saidThu, 27 Aug 2009 13:04:38 -0000 ( Link )

    this is nice. bt i want to know why it is not directly possible to create a folder with such names?

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  3. nitender saidThu, 25 Feb 2010 10:23:47 -0000 ( Link )

    thanks thats great

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  4. crazyboy02 saidWed, 25 Aug 2010 08:20:42 -0000 ( Link )

    bcoz con is a reserved word for dos…just like we have some reserved words in various programming languages….

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  5. crazyboy02 saidWed, 25 Aug 2010 08:21:33 -0000 ( Link )

    bcoz con is a reserved word for dos……just like we have some reserved words in various programming languages…..

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  6. VISHNUANALE saidWed, 09 Nov 2011 05:45:44 -0000 ( Link )

    thankssssssss

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  7. jithWays saidTue, 27 Dec 2011 09:16:23 -0000 ( Link )

    another way con+ ALT 0160

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  8. kumaromhari saidMon, 11 Feb 2013 10:30:17 -0000 ( Link )

    Thanks

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  9. bindasrd saidWed, 03 Apr 2013 11:19:36 -0000 ( Link )

    I AM STILL NAT ABLE TO CREATE IT :(

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  10. hdas2012 saidSat, 01 Jun 2013 17:43:27 -0000 ( Link )

    This can also be achieved with using command prompt and without using command prompt. Here you can see both the workaround.

    http://www.funbutlearn.com/2012/11/create-folder-with-name-con-nothing-is.html

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  11. hdas2012 saidSat, 01 Jun 2013 17:46:23 -0000 ( Link )

    There is another workaround which you can also do to achieve the same with command prompt and without command prompt.
    http://www.funbutlearn.com/2012/11/create-folder-with-name-con-nothing-is.html

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  12. VICVICKY saidWed, 26 Mar 2014 05:36:31 -0000 ( Link )

    u r brilliant i like the technic very much my email id—vic.vicky700@gmail.com

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  13. habibullah saidSun, 13 Apr 2014 07:18:57 -0000 ( Link )

    here is a shortcut for it
    new folder→ rename it→ press alt+255→ release alt→ type con

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