Try to create a folder name “CON” or “con”… and see what is happening if your PC platform are windows.

I saw this article from Yapkevin.com , it mention that we are unable to create folder name CON and i feel curious, I start to googling and look for explanation…at last, i found that still have a lot of word unable to create such as

CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9

The reason is those name are reserved for ‘DOS’ device names…

There also some tips and trick to create this kind of folder, just open a MS-DOS

to create type -> md c:\con\

to delete type -> rd c:\con\

The folder are create, and it is unable to rename it, once i rename it, it shows “error renaming file or folder”

I found that when we create any picture such as jpeg or bmp file with CON as the file name, it also shows error, below are the error when i try to save the jpg file as CON

This is just some tips and trick to create the folder name CON and also PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9

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