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2010-03-04 English

Learn Something Every Day – Windows Folders

Today’s Learn Something Every Day fact was a real eye-catcher and caused some lunch break experiments in the office:

You can’t name a folder ‘con’ in Microsoft Windows

You can't name a folder 'con' in Microsoft Windows

Need some background? See MSDN – Naming Files, Paths, and Namespaces:

Do not use the following reserved device names for the name of a file: CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9. Also avoid these names followed immediately by an extension; for example, NUL.txt is not recommended.

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