Create folder named "CON"

By grumpy_too ·
I came across a conundrum that Windows XP will not allow a folder to be created with the name "con". I tried it myself and it is true, any variation of that sequence of characters will not be accepted, the name simply reverts to the default "New folder". Why is this so and are there any other sequence of characters (other than the usual illegal characters) that this happens with?

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CON = Console

by animatech In reply to Create folder named "CON"

Device names such as COMx, CON or LPTx are reserved words, and they can't be used as folder or file names.

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console etc...

by grumpy_too In reply to CON = Console

Ahhh Yesss.. many thanks animatech, I had totally forgotten my DOS upbringing, thanks again...

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