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  1. Join Date
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    Someone from India discovered that nobody can create a folder or file anywhere named as "con" or "CON". This is something pretty cool and unbelievable At Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn't answer why this happened . Try it out yourself.

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    #2
    oo nga!

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    #3
    yep but there's a solution, just replace O with 0.

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    #4
    solution unacceptable!

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    #5
    anak ng. hehehe. ma testing nga.

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    #6
    hmmm...reserved word ???

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    #7
    Nung sinubukan ko nagnewnew folder siya pero pag nilagay mo C0N na ang O zero pag rename mo at gagawin mong CON ayaw bumabalik sa C0N na ang O ay zero.
    Hmm bakit kaya ganun?

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    #8
    This is because "con" is an internal device handle name used by Windows.

    You cannot also use "com1" or "lpt1" for that matter. "com1" is a device handle for your COM ports, while "lpt1" is a device handle for your printer.

    Try it out.

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    #9
    I think CON was an old device name for console or CRT screen. Just like LPT and COM. not sure though.

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    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by rsnald
    I think CON was an old device name for console or CRT screen. Just like LPT and COM. not sure though.
    Yes it is. So it's impossible for Microsoft not to know about this. This is how urban legends are made.

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Amazing MS Windows Bug