naming folders

Discussion in 'Computers' started by essa91m, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. essa91m

    essa91m New Member

    I want to know why cannot we give afolder the name "con"?
    if you donnot understand follow this
    go to desktop
    right click
    new folder
    write the name "con"
    press enter
    the name now is "newfolder" not "con"
    thank you......

  2. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    That's weird. I just tried this myself and you are right. It didn't let me do it.

    I have no idea why it isn't allowed though.
  3. Smelnick

    Smelnick Creeping On You V.I.P.

  4. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    I didn't know that. I would have tested it but I'll just trust Hybrix and google this time. Hmm, that sounded bad...not that I don't trust you essa :lol: but it could have been a prank, and I'm glad it isn't.
  5. Trizzle

    Trizzle Registered Member

    Oh cool, I just did it aswell, thats weird, I thought it would be a reserve name or somthing like that, a batch file called con or somthing. May I just ask though how did you come across this and why were you trying to name a folder con ?
  6. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    That's what I suspected, but I still wonder why they picked that one for the reserved list. Makes no sense to me.

    I could understand reserving "Icon" but not just "Con".
  7. Xeilo

    Xeilo Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    Wow that's crazy, something I never knew, not like I really need to know it. Haven't tried it myself, just going off from what you guys are saying :p
  8. Nevyrmoore

    Nevyrmoore AKA Ass-Bandit

    It goes back to the days of MS-DOS. CON was the device driver for "Keyboard and Display", which is why the name is reserved.
  9. Twitch

    Twitch Registered Member

    I did it, then realized I'm on a mac. :D

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