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Windows reserved “WORDS” September 2, 2006

Posted by ionicflux in Computer/IT.
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Did you know that there are some words in windows that you cannot use? Here’s what you will do, try to create a folder and rename it to CON or AUX, what you’ll see is when you hit enter, the folder name will revert back to “New Folder”. The reason? this are reserved words. Reserved words are widely used during the DOS era and didn’t change those properties until now. Here are the Windows reserved words:

CON, PRN, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL
COM0, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9
LPT0, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9.

I’ll give you 50bucks if you were able to use these words in windows without tweaking the file system or registry 😀

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1. sapta - March 29, 2008

You got right !, but w/o tweaking the file system or registry ?. yes i can, with command prompt running command :

mkdir c:\con\

actualy all windows operating systems were based on old Ms-DOS !, there’s no such thing “Build on NT Technology”, all were made on “DOS Technology”

Btw, can i have your 5 bucks ? hehe


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